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AusBiotech Industry Update – QLD
AusBiotech’s roadshow of virtual Industry Updates seeks to update members on Federal and state-specific issues, and to hear about support and programmes from state governments.
Facilitated by Michelle Burke, Chair, AusBiotech, Members are invited to join Mark Tierney, Executive Director, Industry Development – Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation; and Lorraine Chiroiu, CEO, AusBiotech for an industry update. Get the latest information on local and national issues facing our sector, discover recently announced opportunities, and connect with AusBiotech and your local life sciences community.
These intimate events are delivered as part of AusBiotech’s virtual Industry Update roadshow, and are limited to AusBiotech members only, which includes SMEs, multinational organisations, support services, universities, and research institutes.
Improved Genomic Selection of Sugarcane – Webinar
The webinar will present an update on the project Implementing and validating genomic selection in SRA breeding programs to accelerate improvements in yield, commercial cane sugar and other key traits. This project aims to implement genomic selection in SRA’s breeding program, to double the rate of genetic gain for TCH and CCS, by reducing the breeding cycle time, in order to produce more profitable varieties for growers. PhD student Seema Yadav (UQ) has been working closely with Chief Investigator Ben Hayes (UQ) and Senior Research Fellow Kai Voss-Fels (UQ) and will present the latest results on incorporating non-additive genetic effects in genomic prediction. Seema has been developing genomic prediction models that better capture non-additive genetic effects to improve prediction of clonal performance. The results are highly relevant to SRA’s goal of implementing genomic selection within Australia’s sugarcane breeding program.
MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific LIVE Information Session
Join an “Ask me Anything” session for startups and scale-ups to learn about the benefits of applying to MedTech Innovator, the world’s largest accelerator for devices, diagnostics and digital health. In this session, you will also hear tips from MedTech Innovator alumni and a corporate partner on the application process and more.
Selected startups will receive a slot in MedTech Innovator’s annual Asia Pacific Accelerator program and will be eligible to compete for up to US$300,000 in cash prizes and awards. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021. There is no application fee, and no equity is required from participating companies. Find out more about the program.
Expanding Indications Under Open INDs-Regulatory and Product Development
One key to maximizing the value of your drug/biologic IP and the expense, resources and time expended in beginning medical product development and opening an Investigational New Drug (IND) program under FDA purview is to expand the potential indications for treatment of the construct/product. This can be done by placing new clinical trial protocols under an open IND, or cloning the IND in other FDA Reviewing Divisions or Offices with new protocols. This webinar will discuss various options and requirements for these and other similar initiatives and discuss the advantages of various regulatory and product development pathways to expansion of your development programs. Case studies will be presented and discussed and ample time will be provided for Q & A.
Innovate Queensland’s Money Magnet Workshop
Does your business need a financial boost to remain thriving or to turn ideas into new income streams?
Both the Queensland and Federal governments are offering unprecedented funding, business support and tax incentives to help businesses grow and commercialise new ideas. Angel groups and investors are in Queensland looking for the next opportunity. This practical Money Magnet workshop will explain what sources of funding are available, what appeals to different types of investors, and how to boost your power to secure investment. Specifically, you’ll learn the common attributes that public and private investors look for in a new opportunity, what you need to have in place before approaching potential backers, how grants are commonly assessed, techniques to differentiate and articulate value, funding options and pathways and what makes a pitch or proposal more likely to succeed.
A successful Queensland business owner will also join us to share their real-world experience securing funding to grow their business.
India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon
You’re invited to take part in the India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon where in a team you will select an idea to develop, justify and present a solution to one of the four hackathon themes linked to the Circular Economy.
- Theme 1: Innovation in packaging reducing packaging waste
- Theme 2: Innovation in food supply chains avoiding waste
- Theme 3: Creating opportunities for plastics waste reduction
- Theme 4: Recycling critical energy metals and e-waste
Your idea can take the form of an app, digital art, a website, a game, 3D models, graphic designs, pure academic research, or any other medium which can be tested and innovated upon.
Protein 2021 Conference
The Protein 2021 Conference will bring together all of the four industries of beef, pork, poultry and dairy with the view to share best practice, advocate for common policy change and allow collaboration across the sectors. This conference, in its third year, is a must-attend event for all industry participants. The full day conference will include 4 sessions to discuss:
- An industry update
- Climate decision making
- Enabling the growth of the protein sector
- Labour market updates
- Sustainability and carbon neutrality targets
- Monetising our waste streams
From Discovery to the Pre-Clinical Antimicrobial Candidate
The From Discovery to the Pre-Clinical Antimicrobial Candidate webinar brought to you by the Global Antibiotic and Development Partnership (GARDP) will feature Patricia Bradford from Antimicrobial Development Specialists LLC (US) and Alita Miller from Entasis Therapeutics (US). Additionally, Michael Mourez from École d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN (France) will be the moderator. To top off the presentations, a Q&A session will follow.
Propel your career into life sciences series
The Propel your career into life sciences webinar series hosted by Life Sciences Queensland Limited (LSQ) and supported by Evolve Scientific Recruitment and TranZition Group, provides an opportunity for participants to gain insights, ask questions and seek advice on careers in life sciences from industry experts and key influencers through interactive presentations and panel discussions.
Increase your knowledge and awareness of the local life sciences industry in Queensland and Australia as LSQ and their industry partners profile disruptive technologies, future jobs and skills needed in the industry to help adapt and boost employment opportunities and make career transitions seamless.
Nordic Life Science Days
NLSDays have decided to deliver both NLSInvest and NLSDays in a full digital format including:
- NLSDays conference program will be delivered “LIVE” on 20-21 April then on-demand
- NLSDays company presentations’ tracks will be available on-demand
- NLSDays One-one-Partnering will be running during 4 full days on 20-23 April
- NLS Invest conference program will be delivered “LIVE” on 19 April then on-demand
- NLS Invest company pitches will be available on-demand
AusMedtech 2021 – Australia’s Premier Medtech Conference
AusMedtech 2021, Australia’s premier medtech conference, will present a full week of half-day sessions. AusMedtech week will be a mix of expert panel discussions, Q&A, presentations and cutting edge keynotes, bringing together key stakeholders of the Australian and international medical devices and diagnostics sector to help prepare the industry sector for its changing landscape.
Planning is well underway and we are excited to bring you more information in early 2021. Block out your calender’s now, you don’t want to miss this.
Special thanks to the AusMedtech Programme Committee for their support, devotion and extreme hard work in putting together an exciting and innovative programme for 2021.
Connecting Women Lunch 2020 – Postponed to 2021
Now in its 12th year, BioMelbourne Network’s Connecting Women Lunch provides an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women across the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sectors in Victoria. Promoting a platform to network, connect and be inspired, this years event is again an opportunity for guests to support each other long after lunch has been served.
Previous attendees have called this the “event of the year” in their calendars, and we can see why! We welcome all genders to attend this event and encourage you to register colleagues and friends who are active supporters of women in the workplace, role models and champions of gender equity.
Disclaimer: Inclusion on this calendar is not necessarily endorsement or support for these events.