BIIA 2018 Forum: Theme: Building Tech, Innovation & Economic Networks
The Forum will be hosted by our very successful member Canberra Business Research and Innovation Network.
The Canberra Business Research and Innovation Network (
The Forum will commence 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 and more comprehensive program for incubator professionals and stakeholders. 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
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?
The Incubator Support Program: The Commonwealth wants to evolve the program going forward
Global Trends & Directions: Incubators, Accelerators, Co-Working Hubs & More!
Mr Julian Webb, Managing Director CREEDA Projects & Consultant to the World Bank, InfoDev Program
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
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
Incubator, Corporate & Government Partners: Sustainable Evolution of the Melbourne Innovation Centre
Mr David Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, MIC
National Leadership & Global Reach in Technology Incubation
Ms Petra Andren, Chief Executive Officer Strategy & Business Development, Australian Technology Park Innovations, NSW
Measuring the Local Entrepreneur & Small Business Ecosystem: A role for Hubs & Govt.
Results for Detroit Vs Adelaide: Mr Russell Lornie, National General Manager, QLBS