August 18, 2016  |  

Game Changers conversation series

MS THOMSON (Footscray) — On Wednesday, 10 August, I had the pleasure of participating in the Game Changers conversation series that is being run jointly with Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council. The guest speaker for the night was Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s chief scientist, together with Professor Alan Kohler. It was an interesting discussion around incubators, connections and collaboration that talked about the future direction we have in a very positive way and the opportunities we have.

Alan Finkel spoke at great length about how well Victoria was going in this space, what a great number of innovators we have and what we are doing in the biomedical space and the research space. He had a lot of good things to say about Victoria and how it is travelling and our prospects for the longer term. And of course our government is very committed to making sure that we make the most of all our opportunities and all our talent.