Mr Josh Ariens

Central Queensland University
Manager, Strategic Partnerships 
Your interests
CQU's focus has been to emphasise research with relevance to the region, involving aspects of regional development, growth in resource industries, environmental management, issues associated with quality health care in rural and regional communities, and education delivery specifically through use of modern technology. Our national footprint offers unique value to government and industry partners. Applied research in the fields of agricultural management and marine/coastal restoration, railway engineering and technology, community and disaster resilience, exercise and sports science, mental health, smart systems, health workforce development and resilience, regional economics and learning equity, access and participation.

Dr Liz Barbour

University of Western Australia
Research Development Adviser 
Your interests

Research/innovation interests: Agriculture and environmental sciences, Earth sciences, Biological Sciences, Molecular sciences, Psychological sciences and Human Sciences
Organisations wanting to meet: Problem that needs resolving in Western Australia or connecting with Western Australia
Reasons to meet me: Connected to all the researchers in Science faculty at UWA; Interim CEO for the CRC for Honey Bee Products, developed the bid. Part of the team that identified the biosynthetic pathway for sandalwood oil.

Mr Mike Bareja

Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd
National Network Program Manager 
Your interests

Cyber security

Dr Michelle Barker

National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (Nectar)
Deputy Director 
Your interests

Collaborative digital infrastructure for researchers and their industry partners, including community-developed sets of tools, applications, and data collections  Expertise in establishing collaborative relationships based on common strategic vision across diverse stakeholders, demonstrating the impact of e-infrastructure, and skills strategies to support digital strategies.

Mr Cameron Begley

Market Development and technology commercialization services; Technology Path to Market strategy development; Research Program Path to Market reviews and audits; Licensing and partner negotiation advisory.

Spiegare Pty Ltd
Managing Director 
Your interests

Market Development and technology commercialization services
Technology Path to Market strategy development
Research Program Path to Market reviews and audits
Licensing and partner negotiation advisory

Mr David Beins Australia

University of Technology Sydney
Executive Manager 
Your interests
UTS wants to talk to businesses and other innovators with interests in these broad areas of research expertise: 1. Data Science; 2. Sustainability; 3. Health; 4. Future work and industry; and 5. Social futures._x000D_ We currently participate in 8 CRCs and 1 CRC-P and have a keen interest to expand this portfolio in the near term._x000D_ According to feedback from our clients and partners across the board we are "easy to do business with" and we have a proud history of working with industry to deliver actionable outcomes._x000D_ UTS has been named best young university in Australia for the last 3 years running.

Dr Marcel Bick

CSIRO is Australia's national research agency and is participating in a number of CRCs. The Manufacturing Business Unit is developing scientific and engineering innovations to support in particular Australian manufacturers to be globally successful. Key capabilities of the Industrial Innovation Program are Printed Electronics, Electric machines and energy storage, protoyping and systems integration, advanced materials, advanced sensors and devices, including for defence, transport, agriculture, food, medtech, building and manufacturing applications.

CSIRO Manufacturing
Business Development Manager 
Your interests
Key capabilities of the Industrial Innovation Program are Printed Electronics, Electric machines and energy storage, protoyping and systems integration, advanced materials, advanced sensors and devices, including for defence, transport, agriculture, food,

A/Prof Laurie Bonney

University of Tasmania
Director of ARC ITRH Pathways to Market Program 
Your interests
Laurie conducts systems research into how collaborative innovation or ‘co-innovation’ can be achieved in value chains and industries. This involves understanding the dynamics of physical product flows, chain communication/information and relationships (governance) in delivering value to consumers and competitive advantage to the chain partners. The output can be used for diagnosing and improving existing value chains or establishing new chains, identifying high impact bio-physical and social research, developing prescriptive data analytics that can transform chains, determining the focus of public and private investment, evaluating industries or regions, and developing agribusiness ecosystems and innovation platforms. He has gained wide experience and business cultural understanding whilst conducting food value chain research in a number of Asian countries inc. China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, PNG.

Ms Sarah Boucaut Australia

METS Ignited is an industry-led, government-funded, Growth Centre for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.

METS Ignited
General Manager - Education and Leadership Skills 
Your interests


Dr Tim Boyle Australia

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisationis home to Australia’s nuclear expertise. 

At the heart of ANSTO’s research capabilities, there are a multi-purpose research reactor (OPAL) and a suite of accelerators, including the Australian Synchrotron . As a Federal Government agency, ANSTO provides policy advice to Government on all matters relating to nuclear science, technology and engineering. It supports Government in undertaking its international roles and obligations.

The research reactor OPAL facilitates specialised research using a growing suite of neutron beam instruments at ANSTO’s Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) at Sydney. This is complemented by the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne with its beamlines using synchrotron radiation. Consequently, ANSTO scientists apply neutron scattering and X-ray techniques to solve complex research and industrial problems. The complementarity of the techniques, neutron scattering and synchrotron radiation, is applicable in a wide range of fields, such as chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, earth sciences, life sciences and cultural heritage and fosters an inter- und multidisciplinary approach to research.

 In addition, ANSTO is home to Australia’s critical nuclear medicine manufacturing capabilities, it is estimated one in two Australians will need the nuclear medicines made by ANSTO. The mining industry relies on ANSTO to provide advice and technology to handle naturally occurring radioactive materials in mineral processing. ANSTO also provides expert advice on the safe treatment and disposition of nuclear waste and specialised irradiation services. 

ANSTO is home to Australia’s expertise in radiation monitoring and measurement, including maintaining the national standard for the Becquerel (the unit of measure for radioactivity) and detector development for medical applications.  It hosts the Environmental Radioactivity Measurement Centre (ERMC) which offers low level radioactivity measurement capabilities.

 ANSTO works in partnerships and collaborative ventures with national and international organisations. With our partners, we work together in research and education to addressing key scientific questions, making use of the various technological platforms available as well as the scientific areas covered, such as  life sciences, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, environmental sciences, materials and engineering, including modelling. Frequently, our partnerships are interdisciplinary including higher-education institutions, research agencies, industry and government agencies in view of stimulating joint activities for the advancement of science and engineering and, subsequently, innovation.


 ANSTO’s collaborations are with international and national partners and include joint research appointments, joint supervision of research students, staff exchange, use of equipment and negotiated arrangements specific to each partner, including joint grant applications, establishments of centres of excellence, and participation in research networks fostering a multidisciplinary approach to research.   

ANSTO is particularly connected with all Australian and New Zealand universities through the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE), providing researchers access to Australia’s nuclear science, technology and engineering expertise and landmark infrastructure which in turn, facilitates greater national science collaboration. In addition, ANSTO has strong international collaborations connected with important global research projects.


Your interests

Research and development partnerships and collaboration in applied nuclear science and technology, including technology spaces which can benefit from applied nuclear science. i.e advanced manufacturing, agri-sciences, defence and lifesciences. I also interested in innovation precincts and districts.