Upcoming Event: Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016

First published March 22, 2016. 

The City of Melbourne has just announced its exciting program for Melbourne Knowledge Week, from 2nd-8th May, 2016. If you’re looking for inspiration or want to learn about emerging technologies in medicine, healthcare and beyond, our top picks for Medical Startups and entrepreneurs are below.

Bio 3D Printing
This session promises to explore the future of 3D printing in medicine, health, and related fields.

What Makes A Place Age-Friendly?
This free event will invite discussions on designing buildings and centres with different age-groups in mind. You can have a say in how our ageing population will need to be better facilitated into new housing, community, industry and health developments.

How To Make Apps That Matter
If you’re interested in app creation in the medical space, this free workshop’s for you. For people of all backgrounds and levels, no tech experience required.

Augmented Reality Case Studies: Neurosurgery and Beyond
An introduction to Augmented Reality and its potential applications in medicine and surgery.

Life in the Cyber-Physical World
Deakin University is letting its robots and emerging technologies interact with workshop participants, thus enabling discussions on the ethics of FitBit and other new technologies that cross between health and consumerism.

Breast Cancer: New Research, Future Treatments
Open to the public, medical and non-medical attendees will get to learn about the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s latest developments in breast cancer research, and future areas of development. There will be a chance for questions, and a tour of the Institute which can be booked prior to the event.

Accelerating Health Innovation through Imaging
A talk on biomedical imaging and the physics behind it.

Develop, Protect and Profit from your Idea
A must-attend free seminar on Intellectual Property for startups.

Massive Community Maker Day
An all-day event to conclude the festival, where you can meet other makers, have a go at 3D Printing, learn about soldering, build a robot, and create a wearable.

View the full program for Melbourne Knowledge Week here