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How Business - research  collaboration is driving the growth 

Online Briefing with Dr Cathy Foley, Australia's Chief Scientist

Thursday 9 september 2021

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Online Briefing

On Zoom



Sydney First Members Only

Scientific research is key to finding answers to everything from Covid to climate change, while commercialising scientific research holds huge potential for economic growth and jobs of the future.

We had a wonderful discussion with Cathy Foley, whose priorities as Australia’s Chief Scientist include improving connections between the research sector and business community by fostering better understanding of the stages of commercialisation. She also addressed how research is changing, recognition of the various roles in the translation process, and how investment in research can benefit business.

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Special Guest

Dr Cathy Foley

Australia's Chief Scientist

Australia's Chief Scientist

Dr Foley commenced as Australia’s ninth Chief Scientist in January 2021.

Dr Foley has a passion for advancing scientific research and has held various roles, including member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, President of the Australian Institute of Physics, President of Science and Technology Australia, Editor-in-Chief of Superconductor Science and Technology journal and Council Member for Questacon.

Dr Foley is an inspiration to women in STEM across the globe and is committed to tackling gender equality and diversity in the science sector. Throughout her career she has strived to create an environment that embraces the full human potential of both men and women for wellbeing and economic benefit and for equality.



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