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Bionics Institute 2024 Innovation Lecture

Investing in innovation to build Australia

The 2024 Bionics Institute Innovation Lecture provides opportunity for the innovation ecosystem to build a shared understanding of the intersection between philanthropy and investment to leverage our nation’s wealth.

Date: Wednesday 29 May

Time: 5.30pm start (lecture) followed by networking drinks from 7.30pm

Venue: RACV City Club, Melbourne

Cost: Free (by invitation only)

Following the incredible success of the 2022 and 2023 Innovation Lectures, the Bionics Institute 2024 Lecture will focus on bringing med tech leaders together to explore how to catalyse innovation for the benefit of all Australians.

Networking drinks followed the lecture which provided guests with the opportunity to forge partnerships and develop links with like-minded people.

Keynote speaker
Mr David Williams – Founder, Kidder Williams

Panellists
Dr Megan Baldwin – Founder, CIO and Executive Director, Opthea Limited

Mr Alon Greenspan – Managing Partner, Mind Ventures

Ms Bronwyn Le Grice – CEO and Managing Director, ANDHealth

Mr Stephen Tomisich – Co-Founder and CEO, Trajan Scientific and Medical

Mr David Williams – Founder, Kidder Williams

Interested in attending?

Based on the overwhelming interest in our Innovation Lectures, the 2024 event is invite only. To register your interest, please email: [email protected].

If you’d like to catch up on previous Lectures, please see recordings of the 2023 and 2022 events.

Previous guests include:

– Med tech thought leaders
– Start-up founders and entrepreneurs
– Government agencies and peak bodies
– Impact investors, fund managers and VCs
– Healthcare and tertiary education leaders
– Trusts, foundations and philanthropists
– Business media.

Partnership opportunities

A partnership with the Bionics Institute 2024 Innovation Lecture will anchor your brand at the heart of innovation in Australia.

Forge wide-reaching connections and drive positive brand sentiment with leaders in the med tech ecosystem through established digital and print channels, as well exclusive on-the-night post-event opportunities.

In 2023, Innovation Lecture content reached more than 7000 people via eDMs and was seen more than 20,000 times on social media, including 4600 impressions of the event post on LinkedIn.  

Learn more about the fantastic opportunities provided by the 2024 event in our sponsorship brochure or contact our Marketing Manager Bree Smith for further details. 

Keynote speaker and panellist

Mr David Williams – Founder, Kidder Williams

David is one of Australia’s best known Investment Bankers who specialises in food and pharmaceuticals. Recently, he advised China Grand Pharmaceutical on several acquisitions including an investment in Telix and a distribution agreement. He has also recently advised numerous listed pharmaceutical companies on capital raisings in less than favourable capital markets.

David is Chairman of PolyNovo, Inoviq and is the largest shareholder in Medical Developments International and Healthily. David joined the Board as Chairman of PolyNovo in 2014 when PolyNovo had no product, no revenue, and a market capitalisation of $46 million. PolyNovo now has a product that is embraced by surgeons around the world, has a market capitalisation of$1 billion and supplies over 750 hospitals.

He has a similar track record in food, buying Tassal out of receivership for $42 million and late last year it was bought for $1.7 billion.

David was Biotech Daily Chairman of the year in 2017 and PolyNovo was ‘Company of the Year’ in the AusBiotech and Johnson & Johnson Innovation Industry Excellence Awards in 2019.

Panellists

Dr Megan Baldwin – Founder, CIO and Executive Director, Opthea Limited

Mr Alon Greenspan – Managing Partner, Mind Ventures

Ms Bronwyn Le Grice – CEO and Managing Director, ANDHealth

Mr Stephen Tomisich – Co-Founder and CEO, Trajan Scientific and Medical

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