Fifth Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference

The University of Technology, Sydney, hosts the 5th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference in the stunning new Faculty of Engineering and IT building. The conference will be held on 27, 28 and 29 November 2014.

Chair, Local Organising Committee: Professor Thomas Clarke,  Director Centre for Corporate Governance, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney.


Registration Closed

Paper Submission is Now Closed


Opening Speaker

Professor Bob Carr - University of Technology, Sydney

The Honourable Bob Carr – University of Technology, Sydney

Professor Bob Carr will open the Asia Pacific Innovation Conference 2014. The Honourable Bob Carr was Premier of New South Wales between 1995 and 2005, and served in the Australian Federal Parliament as Senator and Foreign Minister. In these roles he has worked to build stronger relations within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and to build engagement with China. Professor Carr joined UTS in 2014 as Director of the newly established Australia China Relations Institute (ACRI).

Opening Plenary

Jacques Mairesse

Jacques Mairesse – United Nations University

Mr Mairesse is Professor of Applied Econometrics of Research, Innovation and Productivity at Maastricht University and Professorial Fellow of UNU-MERIT. He is a founding member of the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST), the research centre of Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques. He is a senior researcher of the microeconometric laboratory at CREST and at Groupe de Recherche en Economie et Statistique). He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research).


Associate - Acil Allen Consulting

John Bell – Associate – Acil Allen Consulting

Mr. Bell is Chair of the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), Expert Working Group focusing on The role of science, research and technology in lifting Australia’s productivity. He was formerly part of the OECD Division responsible for policy and program analysis in science, technology and innovation and is former Chairman of the Commonwealth Coordinating Committee on Science and Technology.

Keynote and Panel Speakers



UTS Business School


UTS Centre for Corporate Governance

Conference Resources