Design city: Building an innovation ecosystem

Multi-day event from Wed 18 March. Details below
Presented By:
Deakin University and City of Greater Geelong
The Pier Geelong, Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Foreshore Rd, Geelong
  • Wed 18 March, 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thu 19 March, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Featuring renowned international speakers, this two-day event explores ways of using design and creativity to sustainably develop cities into Innovation Ecosystems.

Design City will bring together local leaders and design experts from around the world to investigate how design and creativity can be used to develop cities into innovation ecosystems.

The first of its kind in Australia, participants will be inspired by internationally-renowned design thinkers.

The symposium will introduce the concept of a design-enabled innovation ecosystem, which brings together the three key participants required to establish an innovation ecosystem: business, government, and research and education institutions.

Presentations and interactive panel discussions will explore the changing roles of innovation ecosystem participants. It will establish new opportunities for participants to work together to address many shared challenges.

Ticket prices from $250 – please check the booking page for details.

Key note speakers:

Bart Ashmann
Managing Director CLICKNL, the Dutch Creative Industries Knowledge and Innovation Network, Netherlands

Anne Asensio
Vice-President Design Experience, Dassault Systèmes, France

Riccardo Balbo
Academic Director IED (European Institute of Design) Global, Italy

Edward Hobson
Head of Design and Innovation Effectiveness, the Knowledge Transfer Network, United Kingdom

Richard Koeck
Director of CAVA, Co-director of European Design Network, Liverpool University, United Kingdom

Mark Wee
Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council, Singapore

Iain Martin
Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University, Australia

Bookings required

Wheelchair accessible venue

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