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The 17th UN Sustainable Development Goal recognizes the power and importance of partnerships to mobilize, share knowledge, expertise, technology and resources to support the achievement of a common goal. This session will explore the circular economy partnership between World’s Biggest Garage Sale and national Australian retailer Officeworks to demonstrate why the integration of creative collaborations should form a key part of an organisation’s scale-up strategy.
In particular, it will look at partnerships through the lens of building relationships between major corporate businesses and grassroots social enterprise to accelerate the circular economy and benefit local communities.
Combining innovation, sustainability and digital to transform and renew e-commerce and bricks and mortar retailing. World’s Biggest Garage Sale has been pioneering the re-commerce revolution. Renewing, repurposing and repairing products to bring them new life and maximise their value within the economy. Reducing the negative impact the demand for new products has on our finite resources.
As attention turns to not only rebuilding the Australian economy but also ensuring resilience against future global shocks, what are the opportunities for regional Australia?
Join Sue Trewin, Founder of ‘This Regional Life‘, Tracy Scott-Rimington, Cluster Development Expert & Economic Developer, RDA, Julia Spicer, and Chad Renando, Founder, Startup Status, who will host a discussion on how regions attract and incubate emerging industries, how to identify which industries are best suited for regional areas and how to tap into the pandemic-instigated workforce and skills migration.
As Australia re-focuses attention on local manufacturing, gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of Industry 4.0, digital transformation and smart factory concepts to be more efficient, sustainable and profitable.
In this session, smart factory strategist and ‘evangelist’ John Broadbent will demystify Industry 4.0, highlighting a number of case studies from large and small manufacturers.
Learn why there is no better time than right now to commence your digital transformation journey.
Join Ben Kehoe, author of ‘Innovation in Australia: Creating prosperity for future generations’ to discuss what Australia’s competitive advantage will be as the world emerges from the grips of the global pandemic.
- What do Australian emerging industries need to do to take advantage of new opportunities, the opening up of new ideas, government incentives and alternative ways of doing things?
- How can Australian businesses improve their rates of collaboration and commercialisation of innovative ideas?
- How do we go about ensuring inclusive prosperity, sustainable growth and collaboration that overcomes state, regional and industry silos?
Are you looking to be more competitive and productive, attract investors and commercialise your products? This interactive panel discussion, led by Simon Hanson, Director SME Connect at CSIRO, will step you through how you can work with the research sector to develop innovative solutions. Exploring case studies involving manufacturing, food and agri-business and energy from around Australia, this session is as much for those at the start of their innovation journey as it is for those looking for a specific solution.
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