Meetings 2015

 

No Guest Speaker in December 2015

Inventors Christmas Party
Bring your partner and celebrate another great year of inventions, non-members invited too. Either bring a plate or sweet to share or contribute to Pizzas. BYO drinks; coffee & tea will be supplied and enjoy great great conversation and video’s from Eric.


November 2015 Guest Speaker:

Stephen Marlow

Stephen Marlow has had a career in journalism, public relations, government relations and community engagement for the past 45 years. During that time he has acted as a media adviser to a former SA Premier and Attorney General and spent time as Corporate Relations Manager at ASX and Investor Relations Manager at AMP. He has extensive experience with the SA Government at both a political and departmental level and currently advises public and private sector clients on all aspects of communications at both the strategic and implementation levels.

His presentation will be highly interactive and will highlight the importance of business communication to targeted stakeholders and how best to achieve this.

Howard Schulze – Retired Patent Attorney
Over the next few meetings Howard will summarise the trade mark system, covering:
Searching for a name
The pros and cons of the system
The dangers
The value of urls
Value of use and/or registration
Copyright in the trademark system


October 2015 Guest Speakers
Terance Cody and Dennis Graney

Terence Cody started his professional life as a PMG technician, he later completed an engineering degree in 1967. He has experience in cable ploughing, phone exchange installation and its transmission systems. In 1985 he rounded his experience with an MBA and worked throughout Australia as an engineer until 1992, when he left to pursue a passion for developing new systems and concepts.
He will talk about his successes and failures in inventing in conjunction with Dennis Graney who worked closely with him.

Howard Schulze – Retired Patent Attorney
Over the next few meetings Howard will summarise the trade mark system, covering:
Searching for a name
The pros and cons of the system
The dangers
The value of urls
Value of use and/or registration
Copyright in the trademark system


September 2015 Guest Speakers
Tom Hilder & Geoff Forrest (IAA committee members) will hold a workshop:
Will it work? Will it pay?

Do you have an inventive idea?
Wondering what you should do next?
“Will it work?” has two parts; is it technically feasible, and is it financially feasible?
“Will it pay?” Would you like to know how to work out what it could be worth?


August 2015 Guest Speakers:
Gavin Smith / Will Tamblyn
“Voxiebox – An inventing journey from our sheds in Adelaide to demonstrating to NASA”

3d Viewer
Gavin Smith and Will Tamblyn will tell you about Voxiebox, a new type of 3D holographic display where you and your friends can see 3D images from any angle without the need for special glasses.

This sort of holographic display has been the hallmark of Science Fiction for decades and the promised future of display technology. It can be used for any sort of 3D visualisation or interactive content, from medical imaging to education, from advertising to video games.
There is nothing else like Voxiebox

Howard Schulze our patent guru will talk about the wording of claims

Please note: The Adelaide branch AGM will be held at this meeting


July 2015 Guest Speakers
Scott Boocock “Hegs – An evolutionary new step in clothes pegs”

Aussie Innovator Scott Boocock is a passionate entrepreneur. He was hanging laundry when he had an idea: clothes pegs with hooks. His idea turned into the product HEGS, which has won the prestigious international Good Design Award and was featured on Channel 10’s Shark Tank Australia. Scott’s commitment to taking his backyard idea and creating an Aussie invented, made, and built product will inspire you and show that it is possible to turn your ideas into action.”

Howard Schultz, former senior partner at Collison and Co, held a short workshop on patenting.


June 2015 Guest Speakers
Andrew Whittaker from Fingo Product Development.
Andrew presented two case studies, Mrs Peggs Handy Line, Coopers Home Brew Kit and showed the prototypes.
Both are from local clients and have very different stories.

Howard Schultz former senior partner at Collison and Co, held a short workshop on patenting.


May 2015 Guest Speaker
Michael Liner,
The first in the “Just a Thought” series of interactive workshops: “Searching for Answers”

Howard Schultz former senior partner at Collison and Co, held a short workshop on patenting.


April 2015 Guest Speakers
John Campbell,
“Clever Concrete Construction”

John Campbell (B Sc Chem.) has developed concrete technology for 45 years and his own consultancy for over 20 years, advising engineers and architects on concrete with consistent, flow and strength properties.
His construction technology includes shotcrete, spray renders, Hebel block adhesive, blue board renders, accelerators and retarders for cold/hot conditions and adhesives old/new concrete joints.

He has pioneered the use of concrete in third world countries for water, septic, culturally friendly earthquake, cyclone and tsunami resistant building systems.

A farmer, environmentalist, he has led the re-greening of the Willunga hills face for 22 years.

Howard Schultz former senior partner at Collison and Co, held a short workshop on patenting.


March 2015 Guest Speaker
Greg Freebairn, a scientist with DSTO

“History of Rocketry”

Greg Freebairn will provide a fascinating insight into “The History of Rocketry” from the Chinese to modern day. He is a scientist with DSTO, an accomplished speaker with Rostrum with a B.Sc in Physics and Aero Space Engineering, his specialty is Solid Rocket Motors.

Greg lives in the North East with his wife and two children and is an avid fisherman. He started his working life as manager of a Cash Converters and so has seen life from all sides.


February 2015 Guest Speaker
Peter Cullin – ”Cullector Ultra Efficient Shower”

During the worst drought in living memory, Peter created a shower with many features.
It saves water, money and greenhouse gases.
Cullector is an economical DIY installation that replaces your existing shower.
Peter has the product manufactured and sells through his website.
Covered by Australian and US patents, it featured on ABC New Inventors.
Peter received many grants and Crowd Funding through Kick Starter.


January 2015 Guest Speaker
Ian Durieu – The Leon Audio Company

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