Regional Innovation: Did you know?

Australia’s inventions include: the black box flight recorder; the bionic ear; high speed WiFi; the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine; the flu treatment drug Relenza; the pacemaker; the plastic disposable syringe: the dual-flush toilet; anti-counterfeiting technology for banknotes; and spray-on skin for burns victims (Read More about innovation)

The Australian Regional Development Conference will showcase Regional Innovation. It will be held in Albury NSW on the 15 – 16 October 2014 with a focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development.

A keynote speaker at the conference will be Professor Y. Jay Guo who is the Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure, Digital Productivity and Services National. Prof. Yingjie Jay Guo is an internationally recognised R&D leader with proven track record, a well established scientist with over 250 publications and expertise in antennas and wireless communications systems, and an innovator with strong industrial impact. He is the recipient of Australia Government Engineering Innovation Award (2012), Australia Engineering Excellence Award (2007) and CSIRO Chairman’s Medal (2007 & 2012).

The Regional Development Australia: Innovation Awards are being held in conjunction to the conference with an aim to recognise and showcase individuals and organisations in four categories: economic development, planning and building, environment and resilience and community development.

Call for papers – would you like to speak about innovation for Regional Australia?

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

Australian Regional Development Conference

RDA Conference15-16 October 2014, The Commercial Club Albury Secretariat: (T) 61 7 5502 2068 (F) 07 5527 3298 Email: [email protected] URL: