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Conference On Interdisciplinary Innovation And Collaboration

Wednesday, 15 April 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Beth Armstrong
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To nurture a collaborative culture, and to catalyse interdisciplinary innovation, the Business School of the University of Auckland and S23M are hosting a quarterly unconference event on 16 June 2015 that brings together academic researchers and practitioners from the private sector to tackle wicked problems that don’t have an obvious solution. 


In order to be successful on the world stage, and to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges that lie ahead, New Zealand researchers and innovators must develop a culture that encourages diversification, and that bridges organisational boundaries and traditional research silos. 


The primary industries, the healthcare sector, and related technological innovators are key pillars of the New Zealand economy.


In most cases, breakthrough innovation is the result of intensive interdisciplinary research and development, often drawing on insights from disciplines that lie beyond the focus of attention and the capabilities of a particular organisation, faculty, or government initiative. 


Who: The target audience of CIIC includes academic researchers and industry R&D practitioners who are facing concrete challenges, or who may have know how that may assist others in tackling wicked problems. 


Where: University of Auckland Business School, Decima Glenn Room, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland. A link to Google Maps is provided on the CIIC Web site


Requirements: Participants must submit a short problem statement, or a short description of domain specific expertise that may assist others in tackling problems in their organisation or discipline. 


Facilitators: Jorn Bettin, Tava Olsen, Andrew Shewring


Registration: Please register on the CIIC Web site or mail for more information

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