The annual Business Research Showcase celebrates the outstanding research from across RMIT's College of Business.
This year’s showcase was the first to promote Global Business Innovation, one of the University’s new Research Enabling Capability Platforms.
Under the theme of ‘Innovation’ the showcase featured varied and exciting research from around the College of Business and beyond. Drawing on new trends in university research and industry practice, the topics covered crypto-currencies, co-working spaces, ethical hacking, and online privacy, to name just a few.
The opening keynote was delivered by Dr Luke Hendrickson from the federal Department of Industry and Science. His presentation drew together a wealth of information from successive innovation system reports, outlining a narrative about the importance of business research collaboration in Australia.
Guest presenters included: industry; renowned visiting international scholars from other universities and college academic staff, who contributed to the overall discussion and highlighted some interesting developments in the business research community.
The showcase concluded with a closing keynote from Ken Banks, author of ‘The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator’ and Founder of kiwanja.net, a specialist in the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change around the world. Bank’s presentation focused on the new face of social innovators, a true game changing and innovative outlook on how research can solve real world problems through promoting ‘researchers without borders’.
Next year’s event will address ‘Enterprising; within business research.'
Story: John Pastoriza-Pinol