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 

Phase Two will see the development of the large-sale innovation precinct that combines research, IP commercialisation, investment capital, multinational R&D centres, entrepreneurship, incubators and accelerators, staff and student start-ups, manufacturing and more. 

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, start-up companies, expert researchers and talent students 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

Precinct Development Forum

Come and join a special forum to understand the vision and proposition of the Precinct. Share opinions and express your interest as a tenant for the UNSW precinct.

Date: Wednesday, 31st Oct.

Time: 1400 - 1630

Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Technology and Research Showcase

UNSW researchers  will deliver more than 100 privilege lectures on the most advanced technologies and the latest inventions in areas of energy, water and environment, health, materials, manufacturing, ICT (including automation), smart cities, social policies, food and more.

Parallel day sessions

Date: Tuesday, 30th Oct. – Thursday, 1st Nov.

Time: 0930 - 1600

Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Gala Dinner

 Date: Wednesday, 31st Oct.

Time: 1830 - 2200 (Registration starts at 1800)

 Venue: Roundhouse, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Facility Tours

Date: Friday, 2nd Nov. (by registration only)

Venues:

Speakers

More information coming soon!

Registration Information

More information coming soon!

Contact Us

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

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