EP#82: Story-telling and Innovation in Higher Education – with Professor Michael Cardew-Hall

Today, we chat with Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, the current Pro Vice-Chancellor of Innovation at the Australian National University. Here, he leads strategic initiatives to build growth in research and education outcomes through partnerships with industry, government and not-for-profit organisations.

Contentgroup CEO David Pembroke and Professor Cardew-Hall sit down and discuss the difficulties that the ANU has undergone during this pandemic and how they keep pushing through.

Michael is also a Chartered Engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He has previously held the position as CEO of ANU Connect Ventures, a pre-seed venture capital fund associated with ANU.

During this podcast, we learn some about the importance of transparency and two-way communication in innovation. We also discuss the future of higher education after the pandemic. Professor Cardew-Hall takes us through communicating with students, staff and partners and what to prioritise when things aren’t going your way.

Discussed in this episode:

  • The future of higher education post COVID-19
  • The art of story telling
  • The importance of innovation during a crisis
  • Connecting the business and public sectors