PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please replace the release dated February 11, 2016 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.
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MEDIA ALERT: CSIRO TO HOST SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION SUMMIT & SHOWCASE
Australia’s Scientific and Research Organization Will Highlight New Breakthroughs and Outline Roadmap for Collaboration with Silicon Valley Technology Community
CSIRO, the scientific and research organization for Australia responsible for the breakthrough science at the heart of innovations such as WiFi communications and extended wear contact lenses, will host its first-ever Silicon Valley Innovation Summit & Showcase on Feb 17th in Palo Alto. The event will showcase breakthrough new scientific developments and technologies and outline ways CSIRO plans to increase collaboration with leading tech companies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, academics, and other influencers in the Silicon Valley technology community.
CSIRO, formally known as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia, has an enviable track record of 100 years of pioneering research and scientific discoveries that are at the heart of some of the world’s most compelling and recognizable innovations. CSIRO innovations contribute billions of dollars to the Australian economy every year. As the largest patent holder in Australia, their vast wealth of intellectual property has led to more than 150 spin-off companies. With more than 5,000 experts and a burning desire to get things done, CSIRO is Australia’s catalyst for innovation.
Join CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall, CSIRO scientists and experts, and Forecaster Paul Saffo as they discuss research and work in Advanced Agriculture and Food, Energy and Resources, Water, Big Data, Advanced Materials, Pharma and MedTech, and the global cultural and societal trends that are shaping new innovations. Access the event’s full agenda here. Media can register for the event here.
WHAT: CSIRO Innovation Summit & Showcase
WHEN: Wed., Feb. 17, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel, 2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA
The CSIRO Innovation Summit & Showcase is part of Australia-US Business Week, a cross-country initiative and series of events being held throughout February in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Houston, Boston, Chicago, and New York City designed to foster collaboration between the countries’ business ecosystems with the goal of speeding innovation and the commercialization of Australia’s rich research, science and technology resources.