Debut of Social/Hack bridges IoT & Social Innovation

23 October, 2017 / Admin





SYDNEY, 23 OCTOBER 2017 - Locally-based not-for-profit charity, Pacific Incubator of Intellectual Property (PIIP), has taken action on driving social innovation. Last Friday, 20 October 2017, PIIP partnered the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and UTS Business School to deliver 'Social Entrepreneurship: Enabling Social Innovation through the Internet-of-Things (IoT)', a breakfast panel discussion.


The catered breakfast was part of PIIP's Social/Hack forum series. It was held at UTS in the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building and was presented by AICC in partnership with UTS and Swaab Attorneys. The forum was promoted as part of Spark Festival, Australia's largest event for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs.




Jeremy Harris

Director - Social Investment & Innovation, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Frank Zeichner

Director, Knowledge Economy Institute, UTS & Co-founder

of the IoT Alliance Australia

David Goad

Postgrad Fellow & Honorary Associate, University of Sydney

Sabrina El-Chibini

President, The Collaboration Vector Inc



The breakfast event explored how society could make a positive social impact by using IoT to tackle its most complex issues. Experts discussed priority social needs and how IoT can offer solutions. As a special addition, Sabrina El-Chibini was telecast to the breakfast room from her office in Quebec, Canada. She also provided a pre-recording:






Social/Hack: Enabling Social Innovation with the Internet of Things (IoT)

When: Friday, 20th October 2017

Producer: PIIP

Venue: UTS Business School

Host: Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

Partner: Spark Festival

Agenda: An esteemed panel explore how ordinary individuals can leverage IoT to address societies' most complex challenges to make a positive social impact. The panel discusses priority social needs and how IoT solutions can help.