31 October - 01 November, 2019 | Sir Stamford Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Philipp Dautel, Tonsley Precinct Director at Tonsley

Philipp Dautel

Tonsley Precinct Director

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Philipp.

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Interactive Workshops

9:00 AM Developing On-Campus Commercial Partnerships for Innovation Precincts to Create Better Opportunities for Students

The development of on-campus commercial partnerships for innovation precincts have allowed universities to create better opportunities for their students, allowing them to have new skills to be job industry ready. In response, the commercial partner has the opportunity to teach and mould students through practical experience. As a result of these partnerships, innovation precincts have become more prominent in society due to its economic and social impact. 

By attending this workshop you will (key takeaways):
  • Identify the benefits of a on-campus commercial partnerships to determine it’s value within an innovation precinct
  • Create a criteria to determine which industry should be prioritised when developing a commercial partnership
  • Demonstrating different strategies to  engage with researchers to understand what they require
  • Providing funding models to make sure projects have the opportunities for funding and contributions

This session will be most beneficial for industry professionals in roles relating to precincts/ commercial partnerships/strategic partnerships/innovation/ corporate relations and estates.

Facilitator: Philipp Dautel, Director: Tonsley Precinct

Conference Day One: Thursday, 31st October 2019

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

4:50 PM Collaborating With the Right Industry Partners to Create an Effective Innovation Education Precinct

In this discussion group:
  • Identifying the value of  partnerships from an investors perspective to determine the commercial value
  • Demonstrating different strategies to  engage with researchers to understand what they require
  • Explaining the purpose of the industry and commercial collaboration to create an effective innovation precinct


Conference Day Two: Friday, 1st November 2019

Friday, November 1st, 2019

1:20 PM CASE STUDY: 10 Years in the Making: The Journey of Tonsley, Australia’s First Innovation District

Since the closure of the former Mitsubishi factory in 2008, the redevelopment project Tonsley is proving to be a vibrant, dynamic community of like-minded organisations/individuals that will shape the future of Australia. 10km south of Adelaide’s CBD, this smart future hub has incorporated a government investing time, money and people in supporting collaboration, creativity and innovation.
Philipp Dautel will bring it back to basics by demonstrating the importance of creating an innovation precinct that delivers meaningful collaborations.

In this session:
  • Highlighting the reasons behind the development of Tonsley as a response to the future we work live and play.  
  • Detailing the backbone/ core DNA of the Tonsley Innovation District to demonstrate it’s progression
  • Discussing key proven ingredients to success such as focus on innovation, stakeholder engagement and branding