Hundreds of Gold Coast innovators will come together this November as Cohort presents Horizon 2.0, a two-day Pop-up Innovation Lab built for the $5 billion Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct.

Cohort, the new innovation space in the heart of the Health & Knowledge Precinct, has curated a powerful series of presentations, events and networking opportunities designed to showcase the remarkable capabilities of the Gold Coast’s health and technology sectors.

Horizon 2.0 will feature seven events over two days with a focus on digital innovation, technology and health. With the initiative supported by the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast, all events are free to attend, with guests required to register for their free ticket via the event website.

The line-up includes local experts and international speakers, with attendees having the chance to hear from Christopher Laing (USA), one of the world’s leading experts on innovation precincts, and the Executive Director of Capital City Innovation in Austin Texas.

One of the most popular events will be the Global HealthTech Pitch Night, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a few hours learning from some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, doctors and surgeons about how they’ve unlocked new ventures in MedTech.

Cohort CEO, Ben Howe said Horizon 2.0 is the first time the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct has seen a two-day event that celebrates and showcases the incredible advancements within the precinct.

“At Horizon 2.0, you will experience cutting edge technology, world-class speakers, facilitated workshops and an array of networking events” said Cohort CEO, Ben Howe.

Mr Howe said Horizon 2.0 would cover topics like:

• Global trends
• Big Data and AI
• Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
• HealthTech
• Entrepreneurship and Startups
• Investing and Pitching

Gold Coast based AI company, IntelliHQ are excited to lead businesses into the AI future with their workshop on Wednesday 13 Nov.

“We’re excited to present two powerful and highly practical sessions covering the benefits and consequences of AI – both positive and negative” said IntelliHQ Director, Dr. Kelvin Ross.

“At IntelliHQ, we see that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has tremendous opportunities to transform not only the healthcare industry, but service delivery across all industries” said Dr. Ross.

Horizon 2.0 will be held on 12 and 13 November at 9 Nexus Way, Southport QLD and is supported by Lumina, the Gold Coast’s new commercial cluster that is dedicated to growing the life sciences, health and technology-related businesses of today and tomorrow.


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About HORIZON 2.0

– Horizon 2.0 is supported by Lumina and the City of Gold Coast
– The event is located at 9 Nexus Way, Southport QLD
– All events are free to attend, simply register for your free ticket at
– There is full disability access to the event building
– Horizon 2.0 is a short walk from the Griffith University G:Link Tram Station
– There is a dedicated event car park located between Smith St and Knowledge Street