A1 – Disruptive Innovation and its Impact on Health and Research

Disruptive innovation (as coined by Clayton Christensen) permeates all aspects of our lives. There are numerous examples of either new technologies or old ones being used in innovative ways creating new and exciting opportunities that change the way we work and play. Think about the impact Uber and Airbnb have had in influencing how individuals now experience transport and accommodation.

Disruptive innovation has played a critical role in our professional landscape. During this session we will explore some examples of disruptions occurring in health and research and their potential applications. Lawrence Crumpton (Microsoft Australia) will look at digital disruption and its impact on health and research (including emerging technologies). Professor Dayong Jin (University of Technology, Sydney) will look at nanotechnology in cancer treatment, diagnosis and surgery solutions and finally Professor Gordon Wallace (University of Wollongong) will discuss 3D biological printing and its application in health and research.