Michael was one of the driving forces behind the set-up of STC and since then has remained actively involved in developing and growing the organisation. In his role at STC, Michael liases with both Federal and State Governments, universities and industry. Through his involvement with STC, Michael helped to establish the South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct (SEMIP). Michael was integral in STC’s successful bid to manage the Victorian Government’s Small Technology Industry Uptake Program (STIUP) that has since evolved into the Technical Voucher Program (TVP). Michael is a founding investor and Chairman of the Board of MiniFAB, a contract engineering firm that provides customized polymer microfluidic solutions for clients across a range of industries, with particular expertise in the diagnostics and medical device sectors.