The Inaugural Thomas Spurling Oration

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2017
Time: 6 – 8.30pm
Venue: AMDC301, AMDC Building, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus

Add to Calendar

The Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology is holding its inaugural Thomas Spurling Oration at 6pm on Wednesday 15 November 2017.

As part of the oration, we are holding a colloquium about the suitability of the intellectual property system for the 21st century.

Keynote speaker

Our keynote speaker is Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss from NYU School of Law. Professor Dreyfuss will explore questions such as: Where should the world go from here on in? How would we design a legal framework if given a greenfield?

About Professor Thomas Spurling

Tom Spurling is a scientist with experience in managing the process of translating research into commercial products. Professor Spurling’s current research interests include the use of social network analysis in understanding how best to commercialise public sector research, the use of economic analysis to understand why some firms invest in innovation, and the use of case studies to tell the story of Australian innovation. Professor Spurling is a Professorial Fellow at Swinburne, and a member of the Centre for Transformative Innovation advisory board.


This is a free public lecture. Please click or tap the 'Register now' link to register online.

How to register

This is a free event. Please register to secure your place.

Register Now

Contact Information: Mitchell Adams
Email: Tel: 03 9214 5856

Venue Location: