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Science Gets Real: From problem to lab innovation to real-world impact

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  • Science Gallery Melbourne
    700 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC 3052, Australia

Taxpayers, industry partners, private donors, and international students fund university research. How can we increase the tangible social, economic, and environmental returns on this investment?

Hear three inspiring stories from scientists whose innovations are solving real-world problems. When many don’t, why did these researchers succeed in moving their great ideas out of the lab and into use?

Join our panel of academics and a research impact expert to discuss lessons learned that could help more innovators bring solutions to make the world healthier, safer, and more equitable.

This Science Festival marquee event is being broadcast from the Science Gallery Melbourne. Online attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and join the live conversation.

In-person attendees will be invited to casual drinks and nibbles at the conclusion of the panel hosted by the Dean of Science, Professor Moira O'Bryan, and enjoy a private showing of the .

The Science at Melbourne Lecture Series is the premier public event from the Faculty of Science. The event program seeks to share our knowledge and love of science with the wider community, engaging them in current research and empowering them to ask questions and take actions for a better world. The series runs throughout the year covering scientific research, discoveries and theories that play exciting or unexpected roles in shaping and advancing our society.

Location Information

Exploring the collision of art and science, and playing a vital role in shifting our understanding of science, art and innovation, Science Gallery Melbourne is part of the acclaimed Global Science Gallery Network pioneered by Trinity College Dublin. Science Gallery Melbourne builds on the success of the Network, bringing a southern hemisphere flair to its innovative models of engaging 15-25 year olds with science. Science Gallery Melbourne is located in Melbourne Connect – a new innovation precinct being developed by the University of Melbourne on the corner of Grattan Street and Swanston Street. The Gallery is part of the Museums & Collections department at University of Melbourne, forming connections with other collections, galleries and museums at the university as part of the Cultural Commons. One of seven global nodes, Science Gallery Melbourne aims to involve, inspire and transform curious minds through arts and science.