Ambassador Australia : Greg Eaton
With over forty years consulting in technology development, commercialisation, fund raising, investment and management, Greg is an award winning innovator whose direct international experience includes pharmaceuticals, waste management, electronics, nanotechnology, microfluidics, renewable energy, medical technologies, software and lean manufacturing.
Key roles over the years have included CEO, Geschäftsführer, Research Director, Board Technology Adviser, and Non-Executive Director of both public and private corporations in Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
Greg was a ministerial appointment to a Federal Government R&D Grants and Incentives Committee and has been a member of several University curriculum advisory committees.
He spent over twenty years as an active member of several key Australian Standards committees and was an Australian voting respondent to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
As well as consulting in innovation commercialisation, Greg currently mentors start-ups directly and through several incubators in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. He also is the executive Chairman of an innovation investment fund.
His awards include several Australian Design Awards, Inventor of the Year, and many world patents.
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