1 August 2017, Melbourne

Discover the ways that science will help to unlock a better future! At IMPACT7, researchers will present how their projects are helping to solve 7 major challenges. This is research that matters – and could transform the way we think, work, and live.

IMPACT7 is an unmissable opportunity to meet Australia’s cleverest people and those eager to bring their research to fruition. Make meaningful connections with ‘Impact Leaders’ in corporations, universities, media, and government; and build capabilities in your organisation through collaboration!


Tuesday 1 August 2017
followed by awards presentation and networking


Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street, Melbourne


Marc Fennell
Impact7 MC
Marc Fennell

Australian radio and TV presenter Marc Fennell will be guiding us through the exciting innovations presented at IMPACT7 as MC! Marc created and hosts the popular ABC Radio media and tech programme Download This Show. He is known for hosting the short film festival Tropfest and for his books That Movie Book (2011) and Planet According To The Movies (2015).

Fiona Wood
Keynote Speaker
Dr Fiona Wood

2005 Australian of the Year Fiona Wood has been a burns surgeon and researcher for the past 20 years. In 2002, Dr Wood and her team worked day and night to care for badly burned victims of the Bali bombings. It was during this time that the ‘spray-on skin’ cell technology Dr Wood pioneered for use in treating burns victims grabbed international headlines. In recognition of her work with the Bali bombing victims, Fiona was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003.

Impact Leaders

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Supported by
IMPACT7 is supported by Cicada Innovations
IMPACT7 is supported by CRC CARE
IMPACT7 is supported by EMCR Forum
IMPACT7 is supported by MTPConnect
IMPACT7 is supported by Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre
IMPACT7 is supported by Translating Research at Melbourne (TRaM)
IMPACT7 is supported by Wade Institute
Media Partner
IMPACT7's media partner: Refraction Media