Swedish–Australian Innovation, Technology and Design Summit

Join leading experts to learn of key innovation breakthroughs, R&D, and creative business development between Sweden and Australia.

This two-day summit is a new initiative organised by the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden, and partner companies to highlight Swedish innovation, technology, design, and sustainability initiatives.

Leading experts will present examples of key innovation breakthroughs, and feature successful Swedish-Australian collaboration, R&D, and creative business development between Sweden and Australia. Partner companies will showcase their key initiatives and new areas of cooperation that are driving innovation and sustainability in the future through a series of demonstrations, master classes, and presentations.  

This is a great opportunity to connect with innovation leaders, share expertise and spark new ideas. The summit will end with a gala dinner on 29 September 2022. Registrations are essential.

See the overview of the program for the two days below. All sessions are free but pre-registration is required.

When registering, you may select either full-day tickets OR specific sessions.

To purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner on 29 September please click here.

SessionTimeDay 1: 28 September
19.00Summit opening
Presenters: Glenn Wightwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise, UTS Ambassador of Sweden to Australia Jan Gardberg, President, Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce
Key initiatives from a government as well as Australian and Swedish industry perspective.
 11.00 Morning break 
Sustainable Future — Green Growth, Circularity
 12.30 Lunch break
Sustainable Cities, Smart Cities – Technology that drives innovation to create sustainable and smart cities now and in the future. 
Presenters: ABB, AXIS Communications, Volvo Group Australia
514.30Circular Economy – Innovation in Sustainable Food Systems Panel discussionTetra Pak
 15.30Afternoon break
The Future of Advanced Manufacturing – Innovative technology for sustainable manufacturing in Australia.  
Presenters: ABB, Volvo Group Australia, UTS

Day 2: 29 September
78.30Sustainable Fashion and Design– Circular design
89.305G a catalyst for Digitalisation — How does 5G drive innovation today and how will it impact the future?
Presentation with Ericsson, ABB followed by Q&A
 10.30 Morning break
911.00Healthcare Innovation — Intelligent Healthcare Solutions
Panel discussion: AstraZeneca, Elekta, Ortivus & Trapeze
1012.00 Closing panel — What are the key competencies and skills for the future? 
Sweden and Australia face the challenges of educating their next generations and upskilling their workforces in the face of rapid global technological change. Both countries understand that developing and broadening their systems of lifelong learning will be essential for their societies and for economic prosperity. Diversity and inclusion perspective.
 18.00 Gala Dinner
Pre-dinner cocktail reception in Balcony room with partners showcasing their innovations, followed by three-course gala dinner in the Great Hall. 

To purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner 29 September please click here.