Areas of Expertise : Branding, Design, Service, Strategy, Human-centred processes for Innovation
Michelle is an experienced senior design academic and innovation consultant having worked at global institutions like the Brunel University, San Francisco State University, Ravensbourne London, Royal College of Art and University of Salford at Medicacity, Manchester. She has lectured in both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects from Design Thinking and Product Design to Interaction and Branding. Michelle is an expert Design Thinking methods and Human-Centred Design processes.
Commercialisation, Manufacture, Electronic Engineering
Peter Nink has been applying his engineering skills and unique way of finding solutions to a wide range of applications and situations. Frome locating a priceless sensor under the inland ice in Antarctica to finding the most efficient solution for a product design problem, there is hardly an interesting challenge that is not worth pursuing. The main focus however is to apply his skills to help his customers achieving commercial success through developing durable and reliable technical products.
Areas of Expertise : Industrial Design, Manufacture
I’m interested in the intersection of people + technology + product. Leveraging the tools of the designer to engage, discover and design with a user focus and a commercial mind. Primarily skills are in industrial design and product development, with experience in user engagement and opportunity validation. I enjoy working with hardware startups by focusing on and assisting with their product development phase from seed to scale. To help them manifest their ideas and contribute to their growth.
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Tiah Goldstein is the founder of Yaazam, a consulting company focused on community, startup, and founder education and strategy creation. She currently runs the a pre -accelerator program on the Gold Coast for first time startup founders, as well as hosts the popular GC Fuckup night. Tiah has over 25 years international experience in developing, facilitating and evaluating educational and professional development programs in the startup and business world.
Frederik Von Briel
Areas of Expertise : Strategy: Business Planning
Frederik is a Research Fellow at QUT Business School. Most of his current research focuses on the transformative potential of digital technologies for entrepreneurship and innovation. Frederik uses evidence-based scientific knowledge to help entrepreneurs and established companies to identify and seize opportunities. Before joining academia, Frederik worked as a business intelligence consultant at Hewlett-Packard and as a customer relationship management specialist at IBM.
Areas of Expertise : Marketing, Fund Raising, Commercialisation, Strategy
Ruth has 20 years’ experience in investment, product development and commericalisation of products and services where strategy – marketing, capital raising, business and product – is critical. She is a member of of Brisbane Angels and a founder of the Australian angel investor community. She is an experienced director and sits on several start-up boards. Ruth has managed investment funds, worked in Government, universities, and the private sector internationally.
Areas of Expertise : Commercialisation, Manufacture, Electronic Engineering
I’m one of the two founders of Frontier Labs Pty Ltd. I’m an electronics engineer who has had to learn sales, support and a bit of book keeping in our first 6 years. I’m useful for reviews of analogue electronics, microcontrollers, PCB layout, waterproofing electronics and suppliers / documentation for manufacturing. We started the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/ElectronicProductDesignersBrisbane/ to share info with other company founders.
Areas of Expertise : IP, Commercialisation, Manufacture
25 years experience taking design concepts through to mass production in startup and multinational companies. Experience in managing customer expectations in automotive, military and commercial grade electronics.
Areas of Expertise : Industrial Design, Commercialisation, Manufacture, Mechanical Engineering
After 15 years serving in the consultancy battlefield Neil has shifted campaigns to explore new opportunities in design and business. In 2014, Neil founded Clandestine Design Group, took over the Design Manager role for Innovan Caravans and Campers, and enjoys inspiring and challenging the next generation of product design graduates with AUXILIARY Design and Innovation School.
Areas of Expertise : Industrial Design, Design Thinking, User Centred design
Rowan has been referred to as a “design thinker who is good with a spanner” an Industrial Designer who cut his teeth developing products for the consumer tech, medical, and FMCG markets. Enjoying the creative challenges wrangling projects across these industries lead him to develop his expertise in Design Thinking and business strategy. As head of strategy at Designworks Rowan leads clients through user centred discovery to identify and implement meaningful business opportunities.
Areas of Expertise : Industrial Design, Commercialisation, Manufacture, Mechanical Engineering, Design Strategy
For the past eight years Sara has been working with leading Australian design consultancies to push the bounds of innovation. Drawing from a passion for future tech, cognitive psychology and emotional design she balances user, market and business needs to turn ideas into purposeful products and joyful experiences.
Chris Conway Lamb
Chris is the founder of fabrikCNC, who make CNC machine tools for small businesses, enabling them to make precision parts in-house fast and cost-effectively and to get to market faster.
Chris is also a Director of ShapeLabs product design consultancy and Engineering Advisor at Iridium Dynamics, who are developing a unique long-range VTOL drone.
Talk to Chris about commercialising hardware, product design, mechanical engineering, assembling design teams, aerospace, mechatronics, CAD, machining and advanced manufacturing. And to buy a fabrikCNC milling machine!
Alex Gilmour is an Electronics Engineer with more than a decade of expertise in electronics design and manufacture, ranging from consumer grade equipment to implantable medical electronics.
Alex has specialisms in Manufacture, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Branding