2017 Program
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‘Beyond Research – Pathways to Impact’ was RMIT’s first showcase event celebrating the university’s leading edge research. As the inaugural conference of RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs), this special event encompassed three days of presentations and workshops across the eight interdisciplinary ECPs, designed to create value from excellent research and provide a pathway to deliver ultimate positive social, economic and environmental outcomes. Program of past events outlined below.


0830

ARRIVAL + REGISTRATION


0900

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

Uncle Bill Nicholson, Elder Wurundjeri Tribe


0910

OPENING REMARKS

Dr Nedaossadat Mirzadeh, MC


0915

WELCOME ADDRESS

VC Martin Bean CBE: Institutional importance of R&I and the ECPs in helping RMIT shape the world


0925

ECP OPPORTUNITIES & GOALS

Professor Calum Drummond, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation and Vice President

Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu, Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research Capability


0935

FIRESIDE

VC Martin Bean CBE and DVC R&I Professor Calum Drummond with audience Q&A
Chair: Professor Denise Cuthbert


0950

PLENARY KEYNOTE

Dr Amanda Caples: How university research informs government policy

Chair: Professor Calum Drummond


1025

PLENARY KEYNOTE

Stephen Tomisich: Universities and industry on the road together: towards research for impact

Chair: Professor Peter Coloe


1100

MORNING TEA


1230

Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication

Additive production of metal components

Room 105

Advanced Materials

Proteins, peptides & drug delivery

Room 106

Information & Systems

Bioinformation

Room 110

Design & Creative Practice

Seeding change

Room 212

Urban Futures

Urban futures dialogue

Room 219

Global Business Innovation

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Room 220


1315

LUNCH


1415

Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication

Bio-aspects of additive manufacturing and printing

Room 105

Advanced Materials

Computational studies

Room 106

Biomedical & Health Innovation

Imaging and lab-on-a-chip

Room 109

Information & Systems

Dealing with data

Room 110

Design & Creative Practice

Spatial, sonic & social sustainabilities

Room 212

Urban Futures

Sustainable mobility

Room 219

Global Business Innovation

Technology-driven innovation

Room 220


1515

AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING


1545

Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication

Design aspects of advanced manufacturing

Room 105

Biomedical & Health Innovation

Diagnostic devices

Room 109

Information & Systems

Sensing

Room 110

Design & Creative Practice

Design and wellbeing

Room 212

Social Change

Politics, culture and money

Room 213

Urban Futures

Technology

Room 219

Global Business Innovation

Diversity and leadership

Room 220


1630

HDR POSTER SESSION with canapés / drinks / networking


0830

ARRIVAL + REGISTRATION


0900

WELCOME

Chancellor Dr. Ziggy Switkowski AO


0905

PLENARY KEYNOTE

Professor Andrew B. Holmes (AC), President, Australian Academy of Science: Perspectives on the commercialisation of university research
Chair: Professor Ian Palmer


0945

PLENARY KEYNOTE FOUR

Dr Leyla Acaroglu, Sustainability provocateur and cultural protagonist, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth
Chair: Professor Paul Gough


1025

ANNOUNCEMENT

Chancellor Dr. Ziggy Switkowski AO and DVC R&I Professor Calum Drummond


1030

MORNING TEA & NETWORKING


1100

Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication

Manufacturing nano systems

Room 105

Advanced Materials

Food packaging, textiles and buildings

Room 106

Biomedical & Health Innovation

Diseases and therapies

Room 109

Information & Systems

Spatial 1

Room 110

Design & Creative Practice

Dr Leyla Acaroglu Disruptive Design Workshop

Doctor Leyla Acaroglu

Room 212

Social Change

Families, care and labour

Room 213

Global Business Innovation

Finance and economics

Room 220


1230

LUNCH & NETWORKING


1330

Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication

Microfabrication

Room 105

Advanced Materials

Sensors and sensing

Room 106

Biomedical & Health Innovation

Drug discovery and advanced techniques

Room 109

Information & Systems

Spatial 2

Room 110

Design & Creative Practice

Mobile, haptic and urban play

Room 212

Urban Futures

Partnerships

Room 219


1500

AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING


1530

Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication

Multifunctional systems

Room 105

Biomedical & Health Innovation

Clinical studies and surveys

Room 109

Information & Systems

Networks and systems

Room 110

Design & Creative Practice

Data and new materialities

Room 212

Social Change

New formations in politics

Room 213

Urban Futures

Kids in the city

Room 219

Global Business Innovation

New forms of organisation

Room 220


1630

HDR Poster session with canapés / drinks / networking


0830

ARRIVAL + REGISTRATION


0900

Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication

Capability Development Plan (Adv. Manuf. & Fabrication) Session #1

Room 105

Advanced Materials

Capability Development Plan (Adv. Materials) Session #1

Room 106

Design & Creative Practice

Capability Development Plan (Design & Creative Practice) Session #1

Room 212

Global Business Innovation

Capability Development Plan (Global Business Innovation) Session #1

Room 220

Information & Systems

Capability Development Plan (Information & Systems Engineering) Session #1

Room 110

Social Change

Capability Development Plan (Social Change) Session #1

Room 213

Urban Futures

Capability Development Plan (Urban Futures) Session #1

Room 219


1030

MORNING TEA + NETWORKING


1100

Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication

Capability Development Plan (Adv. Manuf. & Fabrication) Session #2

Room 105

Advanced Materials

Capability Development Plan (Adv. Materials) Session #2

Room 106

Biomedical & Health Innovation

Capability Development Plan (Biomedical & Health Innovation) Session #2

Room 109

Design & Creative Practice

Capability Development Plan (Design & Creative Practice) Session #2

Room 212

Global Business Innovation

Capability Development Plan (Global Business Innovation) Session #2

Room 220

Information & Systems

Capability Development Plan (Information & Systems, Engineering) Session #2

Room 110

Social Change

Capability Development Plan (Social Change) Session #2

Room 213

Urban Futures

Capability Development Plan (Urban Futures) Session #2

Room 219


1200

LUNCH + NETWORKING


1300

WORKSHOP SESSIONS:

 

  • “Abstracts for Impact”  (Room 105) Want to maximise the impact of your research? A punchy abstract can help. The abstract is essentially the research in miniature and has a crucial role to play in persuading others to take notice. It needs to convey not just what the research is about but also why it matters – the research significance or ‘so what’ factor. This hands-on workshop will explore the key components of persuasive abstracts and how to convey the contribution of your research both within and beyond academia.

 

  • “Leading KNOWledge SUCCESSion for research projects” (Room 212) “KNOWledge SUCCESSion (KS) is an innovative strategic approach to achieve enhanced performance in projects. KS seeks to engage participants in interactive dialogue to stimulate mindset shifts and co-create new knowledge. The approach leverages the diversity of participant’s perspectives in a constructive manner and align initiatives and capability development through the project lifecycle. In the workshop participants explore interdependent aspects of complex challenges to connect cross-disciplinary knowledge flows in novel ways. These creative interactions stimulate the creation, transfer and application of knowledge in iterative cycles to generate insights and value.

 

  • “Digital disruption and its implications on research impact” (Room 219) A facilitated workshop to identify opportunities and challenges arising from the current wave of digital disruption occurring globally.

 

  • “Increasing international research impact via the Global Development Portfolio” (Room 109) Interested in international research opportunities? Wishing to take your work overseas? Aiming for a broader impact? This seminar will show you how. RMIT’s Global Development Portfolio enables international collaboration through strong insights into priority markets, a simple approval process for new institutional partners and a suite of agreements that support a range of research activities. Join us to learn about RMIT’s global reach and outlook, preparing effective partner proposals and the success stories that enhance the University’s international research impact and reputation.

 


1400

WORKSHOP SESSIONS:

 

  • “Responsible Conduct of Research at RMIT” (Room 105) One of the hallmarks of a healthy and strong research culture is an awareness of and adherence to principles of research integrity. Conducting research responsibly ensures that research is of high quality, is trustworthy, and is conducted with respect for humans, animals, and the environment. This interactive session will explore how RMIT responds to the growing public, government, and funding body expectations around research integrity. A series of real life mini-cases will be used to stimulate discussion of good practice and what can be learned from situations where things have gone wrong.

 

  • “Introduction to new EU funding opportunities” (Room 109) Speaker: Bruno Woeran

1500

AFTERNOON TEA + NETWORKING


1530

WORKSHOP SESSION:

  • “Creating value through research engagement, innovation, entrepreneurship and translation”
    (Room 109) An overview of expertise and services available within R&I to assist RMIT researchers create value and impact from research through effective research engagement and translation.

1700

EVENT CONCLUDES



KEY

PLATFORM A

Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication

PLATFORM B

Advanced Materials

PLATFORM C

Biomedical & Health Innovation

PLATFORM D

Design & Creative Practice

PLATFORM E

Global Business Innovation

PLATFORM F

Information & Systems

PLATFORM G

Social Change

PLATFORM H

Urban Futures