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veski chief executive officer welcomes new Minister for Innovation

veski’s community of innovators continues to grow. Last month we welcomed three veski innovation fellows from Denmark, the UK and Canada to the veski family. On Friday we saw the appointment of Mr Philip Dalidakis, as Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade in the Andrews Labor government. I look forward to working with Minister Dalidakis in the coming months and introducing him to members of the veski connection on a range of programs and initiatives that support Victoria’s continued growth.
Stay tuned as we will soon be announcing the new veski sustainable agricultural fellowships. The depth and quality of projects submitted through this recent call has surpassed our expectations, and we look forward to supporting the development of these big ideas in agriculture across Australia.
Finally, make sure you check out the details for our inaugural inspiring women fellowships and the next round of veski innovation fellowships before they close on 6 August and 17 September 2015 respectively.
2014/15 veski innovation fellows
Associate Professor Roger Pocock from Denmark and Professor Colby Zaph from Canada, who have moved to Melbourne to work at Monash University, and Professor Richard Sandberg who has moved from the UK to work at the University of Melbourne, were welcomed to Victoria by Deputy Premier. Click here to read about the fellows.
veski innovation fellowships
The 2015 veski innovation fellowships are now open to individuals with outstanding skills in the fields of science and innovative technology, typically in the top five per cent of their fields. Click here to apply.
inspiring women program
• The next veski inspiring women PD & networking event will be held on Monday, 14 September 2015.
• Click here to watch the wrap-up of veski’s third inspiring women PD & networking event.
• A reminder that the inspiring women fellowships close this Thursday.
veski family news
• veski chairman Professor Snow Barlow FTSEnamed as a finalist in the 2015 Eureka Prizes.
Assoc. Prof. Dawson - first in-human trial outside Europe and the US.
• Assoc. Prof. Ross Dickins - group leader at The Australian Centre for Blood Disease.
• Prof. Colette McKay - invited to present at the special 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.
• Prof. Cameron Simmons - led a high profile study and published in Science Translational Medicine earlier this year.
• Prof. Michael Cowley - two publications in Cell; discovered the link between obesity & high blood pressure and exploring potential therapies for diabetes & high blood glucose.

upcoming dates
• 13 August 2015 - PAHMR announcement.
• 15 - 23 August 2015 - National Science Week.
• 14 September 2015 - veski inspiring women PD & networking event.
• 15 October 2015 - Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation and Victoria Fellowships announcement.
• 19 - 25 October 2015Melbourne Knowledge Week.
• 24 November 2015RMIT Business Lecture.
• 30 November 2015 - veski end of year wrap-up.
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