• NewSpace - Fifth Floor, Room X502 (map)
  • Hunter Street
  • Newcastle, NSW
  • Australia

The University of Newcastle continues to be a proud supporter of the Hunter Innovation Festival and in 2018 we are pleased to host the University of Newcastle - Innovation in Action panel event.

This event brings together an esteemed panel who are innovators in their own area of expertise and will speak about their career and showcase how innovation has played a pivotal role in their field of expertise. One of the key areas of focus that will be explored is the interplay between marketing and innovation in the growth of new business, enterprise or endeavour.

The event will be facilitated by Professor Kevin Hall, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, and will be held at the University of Newcastle's recently opened NeW Space Campus - a $95 million landmark education precinct in the heart of Newcastle's central business district.


Ms Jessica Koncz | Founder and Agency Director, Crave New Agency

Ms Anna Godfrey | Innovation Facilitator, Raw Innovation

Mr Norman Ballard | Business Innovation and Founder, Hummingbird Electronics

Ms Jemma Enright | Chief Executive Officer and FounderNext Milestone

The panel discussion will be approximately one hour in duration from 6pm (doors open from 5.30pm), will be followed by drinks and canap├ęs and the opportunity to mingle with panelists and attendees (7pm - 7.30pm). The event is free and is open to the community.

Who should attend?

The event is open to the community and attendance is generally a mixture of academics, the business, industry and innovation community. The audience this year is capped to 80 people.