BIIA Forum

BIIA 2018 Forum:  Theme: Building Tech, Innovation & Economic Networks

This year’s forum will be hosted by our very successful member Canberra Business Research and Innovation Network.

The Canberra Business Research and Innovation Network (CBRIN) was launched in November 2014 and to date houses and collaborates with 12 programs, has had more than 24,000 visitors, and helped more than 800 budding entrepreneurs and SMEs through its lean innovation focused education. 

The forum dates are now firm as follows:

Commencing Wednesday 1st August with a Welcome Event as part of a CBRIN’s First Wednesday (Canberra Business) Connect series.

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of August will be a deeper more comprehensive program comprising the BIIA Forum.  We are developing a number of ideas around an action learning program for you  involving technology, ideas for small innovation programs and new networking experiences.  

The Annual BIIA Awards and a networking dinner will also be included; with an emphasis on ‘prestige, special industry, government guests, and quality networking’. We are confident that the program will be exciting and affordable! 

 

Keynote Speakers from the 2017 Forum

BIIA National Forum Program 2017 ~ Wednesday 23rd August
Theme: “Leveraging Business Incubators for Economic Growth”

The 2017 Forum focused on International, National and Local issues affecting business incubation, innovation programs and economic development strategies that work.  Australia has a mature business incubation ecosystem.  Substantial assets operate in regional Australia and outer metropolitan suburbs. This year’s Forum showcased incubation programs at work and supported delegates to realise new business opportunities.

View the presentations below from the key note speakers who contributed to the program.

Global Trends Update: What is happening in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the US?

Mr Julian Webb: CREEDA Projects and World Bank InfoDev Incubation Program

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Changing Nature of Business Incubation
Mr Phil Kemp: Business Foundations and BIIA Liaison to the Asian Association of Business Incubators

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The Incubator Support Program: The Commonwealth wants to evolve the program going forward

Ms Laura Rahn: Manager – Accelerating Commercialisation Strategy, AusIndustry – Innovation Programmes

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Programs for Ambitious Entrepreneurs
Mr Petr Adamek: CE for the Canberra Business Innovation Network

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Look Up & View the Landscape
Ms Lyn Hay: Incubator Veteran & CE of the Adelaide Business Hub

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Economic Development: A Local Approach to Collaboration
Mr Ed Scanlon: Senior Economic Development Officer from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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Highlights from the 2016 Forum Program, Keynote Speakers

Global Trends & Directions: Incubators, Accelerators, Co-Working Hubs & More!

Mr Julian Webb, Managing Director CREEDA Projects & Consultant to the World Bank, InfoDev Program

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Local Growth through Innovation: What a Business Accelerator Can Do

Mr Mark Corrie Chief Executive Western Business Accelerator & Centre for Excellence, City of Melton Victoria

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Innovation Competitiveness Across Australia

Assessing & Mapping a Region’s Innovation Capacity: LGA & RDA results so far: Dr Kim Houghton, General Manager Policy & Research, Regional Australia Institute

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Incubator, Corporate & Government Partners: Sustainable Evolution of the Melbourne Innovation Centre

Mr David Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, MIC

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National Leadership & Global Reach in Technology Incubation

Ms Petra Andren, Chief Executive Officer Strategy & Business Development, Australian Technology Park Innovations, NSW

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Measuring the Local Entrepreneur & Small Business Ecosystem: A role for Hubs & Govt.

Results for Detroit Vs Adelaide: Mr Russell Lornie, National General Manager, QLBS

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2016 Forum Videos