Driving innovation in manufacturing

Driving innovation in manufacturing

Oct 12
Join CEDA members for discussion on driving manufacturing capability in Australia and taking it to the world.
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Robert C. Cohen, Board of Directors, Innovation in Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, President, Digital, Robotics and Enabling Technologies, Stryker
Dr Alexander Gosling AM, Director, Micro-X

Event Overview

When we think of manufacturing, our minds often go to cars, heavy machinery or small consumer goods. But did you know that innovations in healthcare are helping drive Australia’s manufacturing capabilities forward?

Bringing an in-depth knowledge of advanced manufacturing together with a global perspective, Robert Cohen will discuss how the latest innovations in healthcare are not only elevating standards of care for patients around the world, but also how Australia is prime for leading this charge.

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.


Meet the speaker

Robert C. Cohen
Board of Directors, Innovation in Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, President, Digital, Robotics and Enabling Technologies, Stryker

Robert has worked in the medical device industry for over 35 years. He has focused on innovation that can improve patient outcomes and has managed R&D, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical research, quality and marketing functions. Robert has over 25 patents and speaks globally at medical education conferences. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a leading US polytechnic university with over 12,000 students, and has been inducted as a Fellow to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Robert also serves on numerous boards, including Australia’s Innovation in Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.

Meet the moderator

Dr Alexander Gosling AM
Director, Micro-X

Alexander was the founding director of Invetech. He has been working in the field of process and product development and related R&D, for companies ranging from high tech start-ups to "smoke-stack" industry global companies, for 50 years. He was part of the management team that led Invetech firstly to public listing (as Vision Systems) and then to its acquisition by the US Danaher group for over $800M. He is active in the commercialisation of new technology and is on the Boards of several companies in the medical device and therapeutics sector including Micro-X and is also on the Board of Bush Heritage Australia.
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