What They Say About Us

The Warren Centre is closely involved with the Australian engineering and business community.

We have worked with many of the biggest names in Australian science and technology, across our different activities including projects, the Annual Innovation Lecture, and our Innovation Heroes Award.

This is what some of Australia’s biggest names in engineering, industry and public policy have to say about The Warren Centre:

John Grill “The Warren Centre’s independent, collaborative approach produces valuable new insights and knowledge in specific segments of technology and accelerates the use of these technologies in Australia. Australia’s competiveness in the next decade will increasingly depend on the use of new technologies.” John Grill, CEO WorleyParsons
The Hon Nick Greiner AC  “For three decades The Warren Centre has made an outstanding contribution at the interface of engineering, industry and public policy. Often it has led the debate but in a practical, results oriented way and with a collaborative inter-disciplinary approach.” The Hon Nick Greiner, AC
Catherine Livingstone “The unique approach of the Warren Centre to major technology issues has produced some extraordinary breakthroughs. It must be able to continue its work.” Catherine Livingstone AO, Chairman Telstra Ltd and former CEO of Cochlear Ltd
Mary O'Kane “The Warren Centre is a dedicated champion of innovation and the significant contribution that engineering makes in stimulating innovation and productivity growth. I congratulate the Warren Centre on reaching its 30 year milestone.” Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer
Dr Robert Care “Be it leading fire safety reform, better use of steel construction or low energy conversions for existing buildings, the Warren Centre has done some really transformative work for the hi-rise building industry in Australia.” Dr Robert Care AM, Chairman UK, Middle East & Africa Region, Arup Group
Len Ainsworth “Many Warren Centre projects are so visionary it can take the rest of the community some years to catch up. Let’s ensure the Centre’s benefits to innovative design, engineering practice and business enterprise just keep on coming. We need them.” Len Ainsworth, Executive Chairman Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd
Peter Farrell “During the past three decades, the Centre has raised a broad range of technological issues which could potentially have a significant future impact on both industry and public policy. The Centre has provided an excellent platform for debating how various technologies could impact our world, causing both industry leaders and politicians to reassess their often deeply-felt biases about what might unfold.” Dr Peter Farrell, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ResMed

Industry leaders who have given lectures at the Warren Centre include Evan Thornley of Looksmart, Catherine Livingstone of Cochlear and Telstra, and Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics.

Our annual Innovation Heroes Awards honour high achievers in technology innovation or commercialisation, and laureates have included Jens and Lars Rasmussen of Google Maps fame, Tristram Carfrae of Arup, who engineered the ‘Cube’ Beijing Olympic Games Aquatic Centre, and Dr Karl Foger of Ceramic Fuel Technologies.