MedTech’s Got Talent is a unique program to support promising medical technology (devices, diagnostics, eHealth, etc.) entrepreneurs with business concept pitching skills, technology roadmap development and launching commercialisation activities. The team assisting STC to guide these promising entrepreneurs are:

Pitch Development Mentors:

Alexander GoslingAlexander Gosling

As founding director of Invetech, Alexander has been working in the field of process and product development and related R&D, for clients ranging from high tech start ups to “smoke-stack” industry global companies, for nearly 40 years. This has provided an exceptional base of practical experience on what it takes to progress new technologies to commercial success. He was part of the management team that led Invetech firstly to public listing (as Vision Systems Ltd) and then to its ac

Capstone logoquisition by the US Danaher group for over $800M. Alexander now divides his time between Invetech and Capstone, a firm that specialises in technology commercialisation and start-up ventures. He is an elected fellow of ATSE and an elected fellow of IEAust.

 

Mark JohnsonMark Johnson

Mark Johnson has nearly 30 years of experience in product development and commercialisation. As founding Director of Outerspace Design, one of Australia’s largest industrial design consultancies, OuterspaceMark has helped hundreds of Australian companies develop solutions for domestic and international markets. Taking a practical approach to working with and mentoring his 30-strong, diverse team of industrial designers and engineers, Mark is directly involved in product and packaging commercialisation, from concept development to project management, grants and funding. This has led to numerous patents and over 40 design awards in various industries including electronics, nanotechnology, medical devices and even pharmaceutical vending. An active member of the design community, Mark has lectured at RMIT, is a member of the Swinburne Product Design & Engineering industry advisory panel and longstanding member of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

 

Jefferson HArcourt Jefferson Harcourt

Mr. Jefferson Harcourt is the Founder of Grey Innovation Pty Ltd. Mr. Harcourt is a Co-Founder of Verde Fund and Verde Capital. He has developed over one hundred products and in peak periods employed over fifty engineers, industrial designers and software developers. He serves as Executive Director of Verde Fund and Verde Capital.

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He serves as a Director of Grey Innovation Pty Ltd. He serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Intellectual Property Research Institute … of Australia. He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

 

Erol HarveyErol Harvey

Erol is the co-founder and CEO of MiniFAB, founded in 2002 with Michael Wilkinson. Erol has successfully combined a distinguished academic career and entrepreneurial spirit, awarded Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Enabling Technology Entrepreneur of the year in 2012.

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Erol has served on a number of Australian government committees, international program review panels and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

 

Peter LewisPeter Lewis

Peter Lewis has worked in the technology industry across Australia, Asia and the United States over the past 25 years.

Peter is a Director of Hydrix – one of the largest & most experienced product development consultancies in the region. Hydrix specialise in the design, development and manufacture of the world’s finest medical & scientific, industrial & business technology products for our global clients.Hydrix logo

Specialties: Builder of business, profile and revenue for technology companies in global markets.

 

Luke Martin D+ILuke Martin

D+I is Australia’s largest product design and engineering consultancy, renowned for design excellence. As Business Manager of D+I, Luke consults across a diverse group of industry sectors including medical, scientific, business, technology and consumer. Luke has been responsible for initiating and managing many successful relationships with leading medical and biotechnology based providers in Australia.Design + Industry Logo_Text_Large

Luke studied Industrial Design the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, graduating with distinction in 1992.

 

Geoff RogersGeoff Rogers

Geoff is a medical engineer and entrepreneur, with a wealth of experience developing and commercialising medical devices. He is a co-founder and director of two Australian medtech start-ups,Intellimedical logo IntelliMedical Technologies and MitraMed, both of which were established to develop, test and commercialise next-generation medical devices. He has also helped other companies to design and develop medical products, and has been a member of many boards and committees relating to engineering, advanced technologies, intellectual property and commercialisation.

 

Judges:

Paul DUrsoPaul Durso

Mr Paul S D’Urso is an Australian born and educated Neurosurgeon. Mr D’Urso has been thoroughly trained in all aspects of cranial and spinal neurosurgery and has particular interest in the critical implementation of new neurosurgical technologies and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Mr D’Urso consults privately at the prestigious Epworth Centre in Richmond, Clarendon Street Specialist CentrePaul DUrso logo in Frankston, and at The Knox Private Hospital Consulting Suites in Wantirna. Mr D’Urso operates exclusively at the Epworth Private Hospital in Richmond.

 

Gavin Fox-SmithGavin Fox-Smith

Gavin started his career at JJM in 1997 as a Regional Business Director responsible for the company’s account with Health Care of Australia, the precursor of Ramsay. Having developed his experience through several roles with JJM in Johnson logoSingapore, Sydney, Melbourne, in February 2012 Gavin was appointed the Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Medical in Australia and New Zealand.

 

michelle gallaherMichelle Gallaher

Michelle Gallaher joined the BioMelbourne Network as Chief Executive Officer in late June 2008. With 18 years experience in the Victorian healthcare, research and biotech sectors, principally in investor relations, government affairs and communications, Michelle has an indepth understanding of the needs and pressures of the local biotechology industry.

Michelle’s role is to continue the success of the BioMelbourne Network BioMelbourne Network logoin designing and delivering activities that contribute to the growth in knowledge, experience and connectivity of the 170 members and the environment in which we all operate.

 

Chris GilbeyChris Gilbey

Chris Gilbey is an Executive Director and CEO of NanoCarbon Pty Limited, a start up company which is planning to build the first industrial scale graphene manufacturing facility in Australia. He was CEO of Lake Technology (ASX), a digital signal processing company, acquired by Dolby Laboratories (NYSE) in 2004. He then consulted to Dolby Laboratories on global strategy for several years before becoming Entrepreneur in Residence at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science(ACES). In this role he developed the strategy and business plan that, in 2012, led to the spin out of a revolutionary ‘water splitting’ technology company, AquaHydrex Pty Limited.

He runs a research project called The Transition Project. It is a longitudinal study that enables PhD students to interview CEO’s of Australian science-based businesses in order to develop understanding of industry requirements by PhD graduates. Prior to working in technology, Chris was a successful entrepreneur in the music industry where he was played a significant part in launching the careers of artists such as AC/DC, Keith Urban, InXs, The Church, The Saints, Tommy Emmanuel and a number of other artists. He was the Founding Chairman of the Golden Stave, a music industry charity that has raised many millions of dollars for children with special needs over more than 30 years. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1992.

 

jordan greenJordan Green

Jordan is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, engineer, venture capitalist and Angel investor. He has over twenty-eight years of experience in growing and

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A Silicon Valley software veteran, Jordan was a founding partner of one of the best performing venture capital fund managers in Australia, he is co-founder and Deputy Chairman of the Australian Association of Angel Investors and Jordan founded and leads Angel investor group, Melbourne Angels Inc.

advising technology oriented companies in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe.

 

Jia-Yee LeeJia-Yee Lee

Dr Jia-Yee Lee is the Director of the Health and Life Science Business Team at National ICT Australia Ltd. Jia-Yee leads an innovative Health and Life Sciences program with a focus on Personalised Medicine that encompasses Diagnostics Genomics, Nicta logoBiomedical Informatics, Assistive Bionics, and Bio-imaging Technologies. She manages the commercialisation, business and R&D activities whilst building partnerships with medical research institutions, hospitals, universities, government health departments, SMEs and pharmaceutical companies.

 

David MorrisDavid Morris

David has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing) from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He has also completed the Advanced Business Management Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.

David was appointed as Chief Strategy Officer in September 2011, having served as President of Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions (the Division responsible for bone conduction implants) since September 2005. David joined Cochlear Limited in December 2002 as Senior Vice President, Business Development.

Prior to joining Cochlear Limited, David worked with Accenture in strategy and operational consulting, and has extensive International and Australian experience in the healthcare, consumer products, utilities and financial services industries.cochlear

David was the Chairman of the Medical Devices Industry Action Agenda from 2005 to 2008. The Medical Devices Industry Action Agenda was an initiative of the Australian Government (Department on Industry, Tourism and Resources) aimed at maximizing the future growth and development of the Medical Device Industry in Australia. This appointment was made by the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources.

 

Chris NaveChris Nave

Chris is a founding partner of Brandon Capital Partners and Principal Executive of the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund. Chris previously was Director of Commercialisation at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia. He was responsible for the commercialisation of technologies developed at the Baker and the Alfred Hospital, including the management of local and international spinout companies.

Chris is a Director of BACE Therapeutics P/L, Fibrotech Therapeutics P/L MRCF logoFluorotrop P/L, Global Kinetics Corporation P/L, Osprey Medical Inc., Polyactiva P/L and Spinifex Pharmaceuticals P/L. Chris has a first-class Honours degree in Science and a Ph.D. in Endocrinology and Physiology from the University of Melbourne. Chris is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of AusBiotech.

 

Nadia OdoricoNadia Odorico

Nadia was registered as a patent attorney in 1998 and has extensive griffith hackexperience working with patents and designs for both local and international clients across many industries including medical technologies, agriculture and manufacturing. She is involved in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, providing infringement and validity opinions, leading patent opposition actions and advising in relation to freedom to operate, novelty and infringement searches for both patents and designs.

 

Jurgen SchneiderJürgen Schneider

Jürgen Schneider is responsible for Corporate Development “Siemens One-Pacific” Program and until recently was also Regional General Manager for Siemens Ltd in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania which he had held for the past seven years.

In his current role, Jürgen is strategically involved in the business development across the Siemens Business Sectors of Infrastructure & Cities, Industry, Energy and Healthcare. As ‘Executive Sponsor’ he has a special focus on developing the Siemens Marine Defence portfolio.

Jürgen has previously managed a number of divisions within Siemens, holding the positions of Vice President of Industrial Solutions, Industrial Automation, Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, and Transport Solutions. Jürgen has also performed strategic business development roles in the aluminium, oil and gas, metals and mining industries.

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Jürgen has extensive multinational business and government relations experience in South Korea, Japan, Canada, the USA, Brazil, Singapore, India, the UK, France, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries. In his international management role, Jürgen established Siemens in New Zealand as a partner to Siemens in Australia and Siemens AG (Germany/Erlangen).Within Siemens AG, Jürgen also managed the Industrial Automation business division responsible for servicing the needs of a quarter of the German and European industrial markets.

 

Technology Roadmap Mentors:

jordan greenJordan Green

Jordan is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, engineer, venture capitalist and Angel investor. He has over twenty-eight years of experience in growing and advising technology oriented companies in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe.

melbourne angelsA Silicon Valley software veteran, Jordan was a founding partner of one of the best performing venture capital fund managers in Australia, he is co-founder and Deputy Chairman of the Australian Association of Angel Investors and Jordan founded and leads Angel investor group, Melbourne Angels Inc.

 

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Bryce Steele

Bryce is Managing Director of Enterprise Accelerators, an entrepreneurial strategy advisory firm enabling innovative technology businesses to improve performance, reduce risk, accelerate growth, become more competitive and make better use of resources. Services include opportunity evaluation, market research, strategy formation, business model design, investment readiness, go-to-market strategy, collaborative partnering, and R&D, innovation and commercialisation planning. Bryce is an experienced director, business leader, strategist, advisor, consultant, project manager and collaboration facilitator. His experience in business case evaluation, change management, industry/research partnering, innovation, commercialisation, manufacturing management and R&D span several industries including rail, automotive, manufacturing, ICT, medical technologies, electronics, cleantech and construction. Bryce was previously the Victorian Manager for the Australian Institute for Commercialisation, has started four businesses, and previously spent 15 years as a project manager in the construction industry.Enterprise-Accelerator-logo-(no-background)-no-subheading