World Electronics Forum (WEF) Adelaide featured the latest developments in electronic product and systems design, development and manufacture with presentations by leading Australian and international practitioners.
The Keynote address by Professor Goran Roos covered ’Manufacturing Competitively in a High Cost Environment.’ A Masterclass by John Gertsakis and Rose Read of Ewaste Watch Institute discussed ‘Circular Design for Electronics’. Wang Ning, President of China Electronics Chamber of Commerce spoke on ‘The Development of the Digital Economy in China’. Professor Derek Abbott from the University of Adelaide presented on ‘Australia’s Energy Future’ including hydrogen production for power generation, automotive and export. The RoboRoos, the Student Robotics Club of Adelaide outlined their robotics training programs. Other topics included IoT, LPWAN, STEM education, Smart Mobility and Cyber Security.
The Gala Dinner featured an inspiring address by international Guest Speaker Gill Hicks and the presentation of a series of Industry Excellence Awards.
Award winners were Minelab (New Product Design), Raffaele Iacobelli (Young Professional of the Year). Best STEM Initiative was shared by Ali Anderson -Institute for Machine Learning and Teresa Janowski – STEM FastTrack.Best Circular Economy Initiative was won by ASTAL, Best student trophy was awarded to William Farina, TAFE SA and employed by Redarc. Best Collaborative Industry Project was won by Myriota and Motherson for their collaboration on the development and manufacture of the Myriota Module.
The conference attracted delegates from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, USA and Vietnam.
The Conference was preceded by a tour of leading companies and institutions, including the Australian Institute of Industrial Transformation Laboratories and electronics companies MICRO-X, Motherson Innovation and Sage Automation.
Some more pictures from WEF Adelaide 2019 below.
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