Innovation Lecture Series

The Warren Centre’s Innovation Lecture Series and our Innovation Hero Awards put successful Australian innovators in the public spotlight, showcasing innovation across the engineering universe. We are privileged to present an exemplary selection of Australian achievers, and to recognise great individual accomplishments in innovation.

The Warren Centre’s 2017 Innovation Lecture, Shaping Tomorrow: Robots, 3D printing and virtual reality will be presented by Professor Andrew Harris of the University of Sydney and Laing O’Rourke.

Construction is not often thought of innovative and yet the world around us is changing rapidly. Virtual reality enables a project managers to show a stakeholder the future, while 3D printing and automation are driving new efficiencies in modular construction and intricate design. Andrew will address the questions of where Australia’s engineering and construction capability is in all this, and what it will take for us to be globally competitive.

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Marita Cheng presenting the 2016 Innovation Lecture

Our 2016 Innovation Lecture was presented in September 2016 by Marita Cheng, founder of Robogals, 2Mar and Aipoly, and former Young Australian of the Year.

Marita discussed her experiences in the Australian tech world as an entrepreneur, engineer, and humanitarian – and considered how we can bring together businesss and engineering to develop technology solutions that change people’s lives. View video highlights / view Twitter highlights.

The 2015 Innovation Lecture was presented in November 2015 by Salah Sukkarieh, Professor of Robotic & Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney and introduced by the then Assistant Minister for Innovation, the Hon Wyatt Roy MP.

You can view highlights from our Innovation Lectures on our Vimeo channel, or see below for more information on all topics: