Posted on July 1, 2014
Commercial Eyes Managing Director, Andrew Carter was one of a number of industry leaders to attend an invitation only lunch on Tuesday July 1 with the BioMelbourne Network, at which Senator The Hon Kim Carr was the special guest. The lunch, hosted by Griffith Hack, enabled senior figures within the biotech and medtech sectors to put their views to Canberra. The Australian Senate is conducting an inquiry into the Australian Innovation System. Senator Carr was instrumental in persuading the Senate to address this issue.
This event is an important step in canvassing the views of senior figures within the biotech and medtech sectors in respect of numerous aspects of innovation, including policies, infrastructure, education and access to capital in Australia. The BioMelbourne Network is preparing a submission to the inquiry on behalf of the Victorian biotech and medtech sectors.
Senator Carr is Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry; and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader for Science. As a Minister in the Rudd and Gillard Labor Governments, he at various times held portfolios for Innovation, Industry, Science, Research, Manufacturing, Defence Materiel, Human Services and Higher Education.
This important event was held at Griffith Hack’s Melbourne office.