The University of Newcastle Industry Open Day

Join staff and researchers from the University of Newcastle at Callaghan Campus to reflect on the issues and opportunities relevant for the future of our region.

Sept UON industry open day

Access next-generation ideas and research capability, build a talent pipeline for your organisation and collaborate with UON at the forefront of innovation in our region.

Join UON on the 21st of September 2023 for the University of Newcastle’s Industry Open Day at Callaghan Campus.

UON recognise that local businesses, industry, government alongside the University are central in our local Hunter region's growth and prosperity.

The day will be a great professional development opportunity for you and your teams to learn more about the future of our workforce with a particular focus on Gen Z. You’ll also hear about the move towards the growing industries in the Hunter region including AI, cyber security, clean energy and professional services and the importance of industry-lead research partnerships.

You’ll have the opportunity to network with Senior leaders and researchers at the University and discover how UON can connect you with talented and engaged students, partner with or invest in the work of UON's experienced researchers and tap into other areas of expertise.

Why should you attend?

  • Connect with key staff members at the University to support your business needs
  • Learn about growth opportunities in our Hunter region
  • Network with business, industry, government, researchers and recruitment specialists

Who should attend?

  • Senior leaders and middle managers
  • Recruiters and hiring managers
  • Business owners
  • Research and development professionals
  • Investors
  • Anyone interested in engaging with the University

What's on?

11:00am - Official Opening

11:10am - Panel 1: Meet Gen Z: how to attract and work with this demographic as they shape the future workplace

11:40am - Panel 2: Career Ready Placements: the new placement program developing work-ready graduates and securing industry’s talent pipeline

12:10pm - Keynote Address: Bob Hawes, Chief Executive Officer, Business Hunter

12:30pm - Networking Lunch

1:30pm - Research Opening

1:40pm - Panel 3: Transforming the Hunter region: the move towards growing industries  


  • Boosting innovation: Engage our PhD students
  • Investor forum
  • Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) facility tour
  • Consulting with the University
  • Commercialisation and IP information session

3:40pm - Panel 4: The future of research: Industry-led research

4:40pm - Networking drinks

6:00pm - Event concludes

For more information on the sessions visit our website

Register to attend

Register to attend for this FREE event via Eventbrite before 10 September 2023 or until tickets sell out. Come for all or part of the day, opt in to the sessions that are of interest to you.

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