Cohort proudly presents Horizon 2.0, a two day popup innovation lab built for the $5 billion Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

With support from Lumina, the City of Gold Coast, our event and precinct partners, Cohort has curated a powerful series of presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities designed to showcase the remarkable capabilities of the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct and explore the convergence of Artificial Intelligence, Additive Manufacturing, HealthTech, Investing and much more.


12 – 13 Nov

Welcome to a new horizon.

On behalf of Cohort and Lumina, I warmly welcome you to the 2019 Horizon 2.0 Popup Innovation Lab. At Horizon 2.0, you will experience cutting edge technology, world-class speakers, facilitated workshops and an array of networking events.

Horizon 2.0 is a celebration of the contributions each partner makes to the ongoing evolution of our precinct. By stepping out of our individual mindset and into a shared environment – we collectively move beyond the horizon and into a space for new opportunity.

I have the pleasure of welcoming all precinct members, government, industry and emerging entrepreneurs to this event, and look forward to connecting with you over the two days.

Ben Howe
CEO, Cohort




What’s On The Program…

ADaPT Additive Manufacturing Showcase

TIME: 9AM – 11AM

Presented by:
ADaPT and Griffith University

Discover how advanced design and 3D printing can help you personalise and improve outcomes for patients and healthcare customers – from ground-breaking medical device applications to bespoke surgeries and custom healthcare products.

Lighting the Public Health System on FHIR


Presented by: Cohort

Join us for an intimate conversation with one of the world’s most influential digital health developers, Grahame Grieve, and hear how his creation – a standardised way of exchanging electronic health records across different platforms – has been enthusiastically embraced by developers across the globe, including the US Government. 

Surgeons, Founders Investors & More...

TIME: 4PM – 5:30PM

Presented by:
Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Clinic

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.


Global HealthTech Pitch Night


Presented by:
Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Clinic

Hear pitches for over $40M in funding for world leading MedTech devices. Feat. Dr. Marc A. Russo – Physician, Investor and Founder, Ivor Gillbe – CoFounder Bioinduction and Ken Arnold – CoFounder & CEO Precise Light Surgical.

Horizon 2.0 VIP Innovation Workshop

DATE: WED 13 Nov
TIME: 8:30AM – 12PM

Hear from International Keynote (USA), Chris Laing, PhD – Executive Director Capital City Innovation, Austin Texas. Then join us for a an innovation workshop: Defining our Collective Vision – curated for partners and stakeholders of the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct. Facilitated by Entrepreneur in Residence, Murray Galbraith.


Lead Your Business Into the AI Future: Workshop

DATE: WED 13 Nov
TIME: 1PM – 3:30PM

Presented by:
AIkademi and IntelliHQ

Two powerful and highly practical sessions covering the applications, benefits and consequences of AI – positive and negative. Enjoy a keynote and workshop covering an overview of trust and ethics
of AI in your business and the next steps, beyond the pilot project.

The Official

H2 Wrap Party


DATE: WED 13 Nov
TIME: 4PM – 6:30PM

Presented by:
Southport Sharks

Grab a drink and celebrate with drinks and pizza on the rooftop at Aviary Bar. There will be a free shuttle bus at 4pm to take you from Horizon 2.0 to the Official Wrap Party, plus guests will enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival from event sponsors, Southport Sharks.

Some of the amazing people you’ll connect with…

Christopher Laing

Christopher Laing

Capital City Innovation

Leisl Harris

Leisl Harris

Economic Development QLD

Christopher Kommatas

Christopher Kommatas

Health Roundtable


Toni Peggrem

Toni Peggrem

Gold Coast Health

Dr Kelvin Ross

Dr Kelvin Ross


Tracey Brook

Tracey Brook

Digital Transformation, GCUH

Murray Galbraith

Murray Galbraith

EIR Cohort

Dr Marc A. Russo

Dr Marc A. Russo

Pain Specialist

Ken Arnold

Ken Arnold

Precise Light Surgical

Karoline Gainfort

Karoline Gainfort

Young Women Leaders in AI


Ivor Gillbe

Ivor Gillbe



Derek Smith

Derek Smith


How to find us…

Event FAQ’s

Where is Horizon 2.0 located?
The popup innovation lab is located at 9 Nexus Way, Southport.
Is this a free event?
Yes – everyone is welcome and we’d love to see you. Some sessions have limited spaces available, and you must register for a ticket to attend each event.
Register for your free tickets at www.horizon2.org
Is there disability access?
Yes – there is full disability access to the event building at 9 Nexus Way, Southport QLD.

Public Transport and Car Parking

Getting around the Gold Coast using public transport is easy. Visit the TransLink website to find timetables, maps and destinations, plus everything you need to know about catching a bus, train and G:Link tram. There is also information about late night services, safety and security. Horizon 2.0 is a short walk from the Griffith University G:Link Tram Station. 

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Onsite and offsite car parking is available in the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct, with free 2-hour parking zones within the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct. There is a dedicated event car park located between Smith St and Knowledge Street.

Enjoy 15% off your stay at Southport Sharks, the premier hospitality and entertainment partner in the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct. 

Mantra at Sharks is a contemporary designed hotel featuring 120-rooms and is walking distance from the Pop-up Innovation Lab. Southport Sharks are offering 15% off the best available rate on the day by calling the hotel direct on 07 5603 3200 or booking online here and entering the promo code CE2019
Visit www.southportsharks.com.au




Dedicated to growing the life sciences, health and technology businesses of today and tomorrow. 


Lumina is the 9.5 hectare premium commercial cluster based within the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct. 

Lumina connects, diversifies and strengthens the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, pioneering new ways for those driven by research and innovation to create, collaborate, test and take new ideas to market.


As landowner, master developer and planning authority, Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), as part of the Queensland Government is facilitating the development of Lumina over the next 10 to 15 years. 

Find out more about the development-ready commercial land or lease space by contacting lumina@dsdmip.qld.gov.au

Major Event Sponsors

Event Partners

Co Hort  Space Pty Ltd
16 Nexus Way, Southport QLD