Torch Innovation Week

About Torch Innovation Week

In April 2016, UNSW and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China signed an agreement to establish the very first industry led ‘Torch Innovation Precinct’ outside of China at UNSW. The Precinct was officially launched in August 2016 with Phase one focusing on the development of research collaboration and commercialisation between UNSW researchers and Chinese enterprises. It has nearly been two years and Torch at UNSW have made solid progress in pipeline and partnerships development, engagement with industry and knowledge exchange. 

To celebrate the success of Phase One and kick off the development of the Phase Two physical precinct, as a Torch flagship event, the second Torch Innovation Week will be held from 29th October to 2nd November 2018 at UNSW Sydney Kensington Campus.

Launch of the Phase Two physical precinct at UNSW 






    • Energy
    • Water and Environment
    • Health
    • Materials
    • Manufacturing
    • ICT (including automation)
    • Others (including Social sciences, smart cities and food etc.)

    Semi-finals of the 2nd iGlobal Start-up Competition

    Semi-finals of the 2nd iGlobal Start-up competition will be held during the Torch Innovation Week. iGlobal is a flagship sino-Australia start-up competition program jointly organised by UNSW Sydney and Tsinghua University.

    Why should I attend?

    As a valuable participant to this event, you will be able to:

    • Get the first hand information on UNSW Precinct
    • Browse the state-of-the-art innovations and technologies at UNSW
    • Visit the state-of-the-art research infrastructure and facilities at UNSW (Free tours, advanced booking required)
    • Privileged access to UNSW technologies and researchers after the event with one on one follow-up
    • Opportunities to meet industry collaborators from overseas, corporates, suppliers, end users, SMES that help whole value chain acceleration

    Event Program

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