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Adelaide Workshop 2

Research, innovation and technology

The Royal Commission held a workshop in Adelaide from Monday 16 March 2020 to Tuesday 17 March 2020. It inquired into research, innovation and technology.

Date: 16 - 17 March 2020
Location: Banksia Rooms 1 & 2, Lower Lobby, InterContinental, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 10:00am local time

The hearing commenced at 10am (ACDT) on Monday, 16 March 2020. It can be viewed through the Royal Commission's YouTube channel.

Research, innovation and technology - workshop propositions

During this workshop, Counsel Assisting explored with a wide range of Australian and overseas witnesses whether there are barriers in the current system to fostering innovation, translating research into practice, and using technology to improve the lives of older Australians, and if so, what can be done to overcome those barriers.

Evidence was led about exciting innovations taking place in aged care, including those designed to help people stay in their own homes for longer. 

Further information

  • The Adelaide Workshop 2 closed on Friday 21 February 2020.
  • Copies of relevant documents are available below.
  • webcast of the hearing is available as well as an audio version.

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The Royal Commission will publish its reports and other papers as they become available.  A range of research papers, background papers and related publications are also available.