DCC Out & About – June 2016

DCC Out & About – June 2016

DCC Out & About – June 2016

Another successful ‘shindig’ at INTA 2016!

This year’s INTA, which ran during 21 -25 May, marked the 138th INTA annual meeting. With 12 of our IP professionals in attendance and over 10,115 attendees in Orlando, it was the largest annual INTA meeting yet!

Surrounded by crocodiles and kangaroos, DCC hosted an Aussie ‘shindig’ on the Monday at the gorgeous Del Frisco’s. The event was well attended and provided a great opportunity to catch up with friends, colleagues and associates.

We look forward to the INTA 2017 meeting taking place in Barcelona, Spain. We only hope the crocs and kangaroos make it past border control again!

DCC joins Queensland Small Business Week 

Queensland Small Business Week (QSBC) is a Queensland Government initiative that ran from 16 to 21 May this year, with over 100 events taking place across the state.

Our event, ‘How Can IP Provide Competitive Advantages for Innovation?’ aimed at providing businesses with the knowledge of using their intellectual property rights (IP), such as their brands, ideas and innovations, helping attendees learn how they could gain a competitive and commercial advantage in the market.

DCC not only educated and motivated attendees, but encouraged confidence in taking the next steps in IP in their business!

BioMelbourne Network 8th Annual ‘Connecting Women’ Lunch 

DCC is fortunate to have some of the most outstanding women in the biotech, medical tech and healthcare technology sectors, so when BioMelbourne Network “Connecting Women” lunch celebrated its eighth year on Friday 20th May, it was a must for several of our DCC ladies to attend.

Hosted at the stunning Mural Hall, the unique and stylish affair honoured the successes of women in the biotech sector, providing a powerful platform to meet and reunite with colleagues and make inspiring new connections. 

Queensland Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Gala Dinner 

DCC proudly sponsored and attended the ASMR Gala Dinner, held on Friday 3 June at Hillstone St Lucia, Queensland. The annual dinner is a major public outreach event held to promote political and scientific advocacy on behalf of health and medical research.

In addition to honouring winners of the Queensland Health and Medical Research Awards, this year’s dinner recognised Professor Berger’s outstanding work in Biomedical Engineering. 

DCC is proud to support Geelong’s Destination Entrepreneur 

Destination Entrepreneur is an exciting new business innovation training program for small-medium sized businesses in Geelong and the Bellarine. It is being run by local innovation experts, G2 Innovation, in partnership with Skilling the Bay.

The program comprises 10 breakfast workshops, followed by mentoring opportunities. It will take participants on a journey from idea generation through to commercialisation, with plenty of practical tools to help businesses grow and compete. Participants will learn optimum ways to develop and test ideas, map out future trends, capitalise on opportunities, find profitable partnerships and present their ideas for maximum buy-in and investment. 

Destination Entrepreneur is a unique opportunity for local businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to not only be ready for the future of business, but to be at the forefront of it.  To find out more about Destination Entrepreneur please visit www.destination-e.com.au.

DCC and Materials Australia ignite the innovation boom

On Thursday 16 June, DCC, along with The Victorian and Tasmanian Branch of Materials Australia, hosted ‘Igniting the Innovation Boom’. Edith Hamilton, DCC Associate and Vice President of Materials Australia, moderated the discussion between the panel and audience on innovation in materials science and engineering, and how good ideas can be developed into sustainable industries. 

The impressive panel consisted of The Honourable Philip Dalidakis – Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade; Professor Sally McArthur – Director, Swinburne University of Technology Innovation Precinct; Benjamin Schultz – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Bastion Cycles (creators of the world’s first 3D printed bike made in Melbourne, Australia); and Sam Bell – Chief Executive Officer, A.W.Bell Pty Ltd. 

Connect Event

And finally, DCC Sydney hosted our inaugural Connect event on 8 June.  Recognising that young professionals have limited time and opportunity to build relationships with peers and colleagues in a relaxed environment, our professionals extended an invitation to their contacts to join us for just such an event.

One of Sydney’s most talented young illusionists, Liam Power, was there to wow the crowd, and he did!  There was a significant amount of ‘how did he do that’ being discussed.

The feedback from guests was overwhelmingly positive, so Connect may be extended to other DCC offices.