Torch Innovation Week

About Torch Innovation Week

In April 2016, UNSW and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology signed an agreement to establish a new state-of-the-art ‘Torch Innovation Precinct’ here at UNSW, a premier destination for R&D and innovation that will showcase Australian and Chinese collaboration and partnerships.

It has nearly been two years and Torch @ UNSW have made solid progress in partnership development, research commercialisation, knowledge exchange and engagement with industry partners spanning energy, water and environment, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, ICT, bio-technology and life sciences and social policy.

To celebrate the success of UNSW-Torch partnership so far, Torch Innovation Week will be held from 30th October to 2nd November 2018 at UNSW Sydney Kensington Campus.

Why should I attend?

You will be able to:

  • Attend tehemed technology and innovation sessions delivered by UNSW’s world-renowned researchers;
  • Browse innovations and advanced technologies developed at UNSW;
  • Meet with local and international industry collaborators, corporates, suppliers, end-users and SME’s;
  • Connect with start-ups, researchers and talented students throughout the week;
  • Enjoy networking at our Gala Dinner;
  • Tour state-of-the-art UNSW research facility and infrastructure (Booking required).


Click here to view and download the event full program. 

Technology and Research Showcase

Day One - Business Matching Workshop 
Date: Tuesday, 30th October 
Time: 0930 - 1400 (Registration opens at 0845)
Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Day Two - Plenary Sessions 
Date: Wednesday, 31st October 
Time: 0930 - 1600 (Registration opens at 0845)
Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Day Three - Plenary Sessions Continued
Date: Thursday, 1st November
Time: 0930 - 1400 (Registration opens at 0845)
Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Poster Display 
Date: Day One to Day Three all day
Venue: Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Gala Dinner

Date: Wednesday, 31st October

Time: 1900 - 2130 (Registration opens at 1830)

Venue: The Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW, 2052, Australia

Guided Facility Tours

Date: Friday, 2nd November (by registration only)

Venues include:


Technology and Research Showcase

You have the opportunity to browse innovations and advanced technologies and gain privileged access to lectures delivered by UNSW’s world-renowned researchers in energy, environment, health, law, advanced materials and precision manufacturing, ICT and more.

Our schedule include plenary sessions delivered by:


Registration is now open – it will remain open until venue capacity is reached. We encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.

Early Bird Rate: $288.00 (Available until 30 Sept)

Standard Rate: $588.00

Your registration includes: 

  • Full event program;
  • Entry to all lectures and day sessions;
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea daily;
  • Lunch from Tuesday to Thursday;
  • Seat at the Gala Dinner (Wednesday 31 Sept);
  • Guided facility tours (Friday 2 Oct, booking essential); and 
  • Event gift bag

Please click on the link to register your attendance.


A Grand Thank You to Our Great Sponsors

Torch @ UNSW sincerely thanks our sponsors for supporting our mission and making the Torch Innovation Week possible! 


Contact with any further event questions or sponsorship enquires.

Torch Program achievements
Close to
of China’s total foreign exports
More than
of China’s total industrial value
of China’s entire GDP
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