The Emerging Innovation Summit 2019 (EIS'19) is a future-shaping event that offers the attendees a rare opportunity to learn with the world’s best innovators and thinkers in rapidly changing world. EIS’19 will bring together an eclectic group of industry, community, and educational leaders and equip them with the knowledge and strategies to be at the forefront of the Industry 4.0. EIS’19 will be a transformational platform that inspires innovative leadership, transforms thinking and empowers business success.

The speakers will deliver Emerging Innovative Minds (EIM) talks to inspire and equip the audience with innovation skills.

Wide range of topics
EIS’19 brings together key researchers, artists, technologists and business innovators from Australia and around the world to share and discuss the latest innovations driven by imagination, creativity, design thinking, system design, technology and business innovation, digital innovation, sales and marketing innovation, research innovation, IoT innovation, innovative learning, team innovation, open innovation, accelerated innovation, innovation policy, etc.

The EIS'19 brings business, industry, academic and government leaders on 3 Expert panel discussions on:
Creativity and Design
Innovation for a sustainable future
Technological and Business Innovation

As part of the Emerging Innovation Summit 2019 (EIS'19), the International Innovative Research Network (iiRNet), in partnership with the Australian-Chinese Association of Scientists and Entrepreneurs (ACASE) and ChineseVC, has embarked on a new initiative “The Emerging Innovation Cup 2019” , which is a tech-startup competition designed for all Australian tech startups to participate and thrive.
We believe innovation and entrepreneurship are great force in making the world a better place. We are encouraging startups with innovative ideas and disrupting business models from all corners of Australia (and the world) to participate in this competition and take your businesses to the next stage. The short-listed teams will have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with potential investors, VC funds and industry leaders at EIS'19 and the gala networking event.
How to apply?
Please submit your application through the ACASE website by 5pm Friday 23 August 2019. For any questions about the application process, please email Angela Yao at
All winning teams will be notified by 12pm Monday 26 August 2019 and invited to the EIS’19 Gala events and present your business models to potential investors and industry leaders.

The main themes of the summit are:

Creativity and Design as a Business Differentiator
The Creative Way
Designing the future
Inventive Problem Solving
Unlearning & inventive Thinking
Systems thinking & design thinking
21st century skills
The creative within
Creative inquiry
Digital Creativity

Technology Innovation as a Business Enabler
IT and Cloud innovation
IoT innovation
Digital transformation
BigData and AI innovation
Robotic innovation
Blockchain and Future innovation

Innovation for Sustainable and Environmental Future
Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Farming
Uran Visions and developments
Green ecosystems

Business Innovation for Future Leaders
Corporate innovation
SME Innovation
Innovation around the edges
Creative entrepreneurship
New financing/partnership models
Agile innovation
Innovation in the workforce
Developing a toolbox for innovation
Resourceful Innovation
Open innovation and Ecosystems innovation
The innovative mix
Customer centric innovation
Innovation culture and leadership
Investment innovation
Lean Innovation
Team innovation
Sales & Marketing innovation

The Human Face of Innovation
Inclusive innovation
Building the next generation of innovators
Process vs People
The shift from humans to robots
Inclusive models and movements

Emerging innovation methods
New theories of innovation
New business models
Redefining the rules of innovation
The future of innovation

Large number of oral presentations
To ensure every innovator from any location in the world, from students to established innovator leaders, has an opportunity to present their newest study at the EIS'19, the program will include a large number of oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, distributed in parallel mini-symposia. Each 3D poster presenter will have a chance to give a one-minute flash talk to attract the summit participants to their poster.

Innovators – industries - investors interactions
EIS’19 will provide opportunities for innovators, relevant industries and investors to network in formal and informal contexts. There will be many talks given by business and industry representatives and panel discussions will take place throughout the summit. Innovators can give five minutes pitches (selected from submitted pitch abstract) to a panel of industries and investors to showcase their innovation. This will be followed by a cocktail networking event where innovators, industry representatives and investors can have informal discussions.

Grants and awards
To facilitate delegate attendance, EIS'19 will offer grants and awards directed to researchers from developing countries, students and early career researchers and female delegates with young children and that require childcare. To apply for a bursary please send your CV and Abstract to by 1 July 2019.

Magnificent location
The summit will be held in the heart of metropolitan Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world. It is a vibrant place with exquisite facilities and beautiful natural surroundings.

Key dates

Oral abstract deadline:
1 July 2019

Notification of oral acceptance:
10 July 2019

26-28 August 2019

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