Event Information

October 6, 2021, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Griffith University, Southbank Campus, Brisbane
Organizer: University of Queensland, German Honorary Consul Queensland, Griffith University, DAAD Australia, University of South Australia

The 6th Australian – German Science and Innovation Day will showcase large-scale scientific collaborations between Australian and German universities and involved industry partners, and present the objectives, progress and outcomes of current research projects covering a variety of scientific disciplines. Hosted at the Southbank Campus of Griffith University and jointly organised with the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, academics from various Australian universities will present their latest findings and elaborate on their collaborative experiences with their German partners.

The overall theme this year will be on large-scale science partnerships. In particular, we will present three alternative pathways as role models to such high impact relationships that are broad and deep at the same time. This will include

(1) Institutional partnerships

Representatives from The University of Queensland and the Technical University of Munich will present the setup, aims and operating model of their university-wide collaboration.

(2) Industry-focused partnerships

Examples for how Australian Universities such as Griffith University and Monash University are partnering with German institutions such as Fraunhofer and Helmholtz.

(3) Disciplinary partnerships

The bioeconomy initiative will show how like-minded researchers across various universities in both countries seek synergies and government funds.

The German Embassy will provide an overview about bi-lateral strategic research initiatives and DAAD Australia will present the most relevant funding models for such partnerships.