Torch Innovation Week

About Torch Innovation Week

In April 2016, UNSW and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology signed an agreement to establish a new state-of-the-art ‘Torch Innovation Precinct’ here at UNSW, a premier destination for R&D and innovation that will showcase Australian and Chinese collaboration and partnerships.

It has nearly been two years and Torch @ UNSW have made solid progress in partnership development, research commercialisation, knowledge exchange and engagement with industry partners spanning energy, water and environment, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, ICT, bio-technology and life sciences and social policy.

To celebrate the success of UNSW-Torch partnership so far, Torch Innovation Week will be held from 30th October to 2nd November 2018 at UNSW Sydney Kensington Campus.

Why should I attend?

You will be able to:

  • Attend tehemed technology and innovation sessions delivered by UNSW’s world-renowned researchers;
  • Browse innovations and advanced technologies developed at UNSW;
  • Meet with local and international industry collaborators, corporates, suppliers, end-users and SME’s;
  • Connect with start-ups, researchers and talented students throughout the week;
  • Enjoy networking at our Gala Dinner;
  • Tour state-of-the-art UNSW research facility and infrastructure (Booking required).

Event Program

Click here to view and download the event full program. 

Technology and Research Showcase

Day One - Business Matching Workshop 
Date: Tuesday, 30th October 
Time: 0930 - 1400 (Registration opens at 0845)
Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Day Two - Plenary Sessions 
Date: Wednesday, 31st October 
Time: 0930 - 1600 (Registration opens at 0845)
Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Day Three - Plenary Sessions Continued
Date: Thursday, 1st November
Time: 0930 - 1400 (Registration opens at 0845)
Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Poster Display 
Date: Day One to Day Three all day
Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Gala Dinner

Date: Wednesday, 31st October

Time: 1900 - 2130 (Registration opens at 1830)

Venue: The Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Guided Facility Tours

Date: Friday, 2nd November (by registration only)

Venues include:

Speakers

Technology and Research Showcase

You have the opportunity to browse innovations and advanced technologies and gain privileged access to lectures delivered by UNSW’s world-renowned researchers in energy, environment, health, law, advanced materials and precision manufacturing, ICT and more.

Our schedule include plenary sessions delivered by:

Registration Information

Registration is now open – it will remain open until venue capacity is reached. We encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.

Early Bird Rate: $288.00 (Available until 30 Sept)

Standard Rate: $588.00

Your registration includes: 

  • Full event program;
  • Entry to all lectures and day sessions;
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea daily;
  • Lunch from Tuesday to Thursday;
  • Seat at the Gala Dinner (Wednesday 31 Sept);
  • Guided facility tours (Friday 2 Oct, booking essential); and 
  • Event gift bag

Please click on the link to register your attendance.

Contact Us

Contact torch@unsw.edu.au with any further event questions or sponsorship enquires.

Torch Program achievements
Close to
16
%
of China’s total foreign exports
More than
10
%
of China’s total industrial value
Over
11
%
of China’s entire GDP
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