HRI Launch Event

The BioInspiration HRI was launched at breakfast event on the 1st of May 2019, opened by Prof Laura Parry, Assoc. Dean of Research, Faculty of Science. The Launch showcased bio-inspired solutions to a range of problems, described the scope and activities of the BioInspiration HRI and provided an opportunity to for researchers and industry practitioners from diverse fields to meet and exchange ideas.


Professor Mark Elgar (Co-Chair of the BioInspiration Research Initiative). Introduction to the Hallmark Research Initiative in BioInspiration.

Enterprise Professor Brendon McNiven: BioInspired Design in Architecture – an industry perspective.

Professor Ann Roberts: BioInspiration in Nano-optics and Materials.

Dr Wallace Wong (Theme Leader, Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science): BioInspired sensing and solar energy harvesting technologies.

Attendees included members of the University Executive, academics and researchers from across participating divisions and industry partners from Zoos Victoria, Defence Science and Technology Group, Grimshaw Global, and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Image credits:
Daryl Holland