The LESANZ Great Debate is back this year for its fourth installment, and this year the topic of the debate is Collaborating with Universities : Pleasure or Pain? The debaters have been asked to discuss commercialisation endeavors and experiences when working with universities, and whether such collaborative efforts were pleasurable or painful.
The Great Debate
Date : Tuesday, October 30
Where : Spacecubed
Time : 5.15 pm Registration & Drinks for a 5.45 pm Debate
Tickets : Spacecubed Members $30 (select Special Price on ticket page)
LES Members $25
Non Members $50
Students $10 (must present valid Student ID)
RSVP : By Thursday, October 25
Great Debate Teams
The Pleasure Team
Dr Andy Sierakowski
Director of the Office of Industry & Innovation (OII) at UWA and current Chair of Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia Inc. (KCA).
Ms Leearne Hinch
Director of Ingeneus Solutions, a commercialisation consultancy providing corporate, strategic, business development and scientific consulting services.
Professor Tim Mazzarol
Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI) and a Winthrop Professor within the UWA Business School.
The Pain Team
Dr Christopher Kendall
Renowned Intellectual Property barrister at John Toohey Chambers and current President of the Law Society of Western Australia.
Mr Gary Pennefather
CEO of iCetana, a successful video surveillance software company and winner of the 2011 WA Innovator of the Year iiNet Innovation Award.
Mr Conrad Crisafulli
Director of Meridor Associates and a highly experienced commercialisation consultant involved in many of WA’s leading innovation projects.
Mr Thomas Murrell
An award winning broadcaster, international business speaker, author and professional MC who has been working behind a microphone for 25 years.