G’DAY USA Emerging Innovators Xchange
The full-day April Xchange included Tedx-style talks, an innovation leadership panel, two live segments of the YouTube series 'The Tomorrow Show', a science and tech showcase and an awards ceremony recognising significant Australian breakthroughs in innovation.
Former White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation, Chris Vein, also delivered a keynote talk exploring the innovation landscape in Australia.
The G'Day USA Xchange was the latest in a series of events delivered in LA aimed at identifying and establishing strategic partnerships to promote the Australian National Innovation and Science Agenda.
LA is a major US centre for innovation and technology, ranking as the third best city in the world for startups behind Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv. With its access to top university R&D pipelines, creative workforce, well-developed industry clusters and access to capital, LA is increasingly becoming a major destination of choice for tech start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs.
Presented by Northrop Grumman and produced in partnership with the Australian National University, AECOM, and the New South Wales and Victorian State Governments, the Innovation Xchange is set to become an annual fixture on the G'Day USA calendar.
G'Day USA was first launched in 2004 and has since grown to become one of the largest programs of its kind run in the United States. The unique program is largely funded through sponsorship and delivered in partnership with the corporate, academic and not for profit sectors.
Other key recent policy events held as part of the program include the US-Australia Defence Industries Dialogue, the US-Australia Dialogue on Drought and Water Management and the annual Dialogue on Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.
For further information about G'Day USA, including a complete list of partners, sponsors, participants and events, visit www.gdayusa.org