Melbourne Innovation Mission

Melbourne Innovation Mission
If innovation is an enigma, AmCham is all about cracking the code and unlocking access to opportunity. In the spirit of this, we are excited to bring you our 2019 Melbourne Innovation Mission. Experience an ecosystem where business, innovation and sustainability meet. pastevent

Exploring the Best of Melbourne's Innovation Ecosystem!

About the Event

Spend the day with industry leaders as we visit the GM Holden Design Centre, Visy Industries and LaTrobe University. You will also have the opportunity to experience technology demonstrations as TwoBulls showcases it's innovative approach to product design and development.

Innovation is the lifeblood of the new economy. It's more than just a buzzword - it's transforming how we do business in every sector at an incredible pace.

Join us on Tuesday, 30 July as we explore some of the leading lights of Melbourne's innovation ecosystem. With a full day of site visits to a variety of visionary spaces in Melbourne, from design to sustainability and innovation, and everything in between, this is an unparalleled opportunity you won't want to miss!

AmCham's Melbourne Innovation Mission is your chance to make lasting connections and be inspired by Melbourne's leading innovators - those who think about tomorrow's opportunities, today.

he American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) represents business; providing networking opportunities, valuable support for emerging industries, and helping to establish business networks and commercial partnerships. Through AmCham’s advocacy work, the chamber works to improve the efficiency and strength of the business sector to build a strong and prosperous economy.

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Event Details

Date Tuesday 30 July 2019
Time 8.00am - 6.00pm
Venue Bus Tour


Members and their guests $599.00  

Site Visits

Walk through the design centre and hear from Richard Ferlazzo, Design Director, GM Australia Design, GM Holden. Richard's highly skilled creative team works closely with affiliated GM Design Studios around the world developing Production Design, Advanced Design and Concept Cars for GM Global vehicle programs.

GM Australia Design is an in-house specialist service. Its objective is to combine creative talent and leading edge technology to evolve automotive design solutions that could display flexibility, excitement, value, leadership and passion. 

This is your opportunity to tour the Visy Coolaroo Cogeneration Plant and Paper Mill and hear presentations from Elizabeth Moussa, Operations Manager and Jenny Barnes, Energy Manager.

Visy is a global leader in the packaging, paper and resource recovery industries, providing high quality, innovative and sustainable packaging products and solutions. They offer unique, fully integrated, forward thinking closed loop packaging and recycling solutions that align with customer and industry needs. Their manufacturing and processing, technology, logistics and design are part of a streamlined system that ensures our packaging solutions are consistently among the best in the world.

La Trobe – University City of the Future. Hear about La Trobe University’s exciting and transformational change into a University City of the Future; a unique place for learning, research and employment. By turning our campus ‘inside out’ we are providing unparalleled opportunities for partners to undertake innovative research, identify new products, commercialise IP and access a diverse talent pool of highly trained graduates to support future workforces. During the tour you will hear about our world class research and teaching expertise in the Agri-Sciences, Food and Health & Wellbeing sectors and the impact partnerships in these areas can have in research and innovation, student employability and economic and jobs growth.

 The tour will be treated to refreshments while General Manager Jason O'Donnell presents a range of Two Bulls innovations: Augmented Reality 'drones', Virtual Reality in Paediatrics, world-leading Asthma Management for kids and much more!

Two Bulls is a Digital Product Studio, based in Melbourne and Brooklyn, NY. They create digital products for a select group of major brands and leading startups. Through the deployment of multi-disciplinary teams, their product strategy, creative and engineering disciplines help design, build, and release those products globally. They are experienced in a diverse range of technologies and industry verticals including IoT, Healthcare, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Connected Devices.  

Invitation Transferable

Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone within your organisation or networks who you think might be interested in this event.
30/07/2019 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Wednesday, 31 July 2019

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
31/07/2019 8:30 AM

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