Dr Scott McNeil

SME Connect Manager - QLD; Innovation Connections Facilitator

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Scott has had a diverse career that includes working as a research scientist in Universities and business; business analyst in a start-up biotechnology company; industry engagement for the Queensland Government and; a business consultant assisting SMEs to commercialise their products and services. This has enabled Scott to develop a clear understanding of the many issues and challenges SMEs face endeavouring to grow their business through engagement with different industry sectors including government, research organisations and other businesses.

This diverse background has led more recently, in the role of Research Connections Facilitator and SME Engagement Manager QLD, for Scott to help support SMEs in collaborating with research organisations and bridging knowledge gaps. Scott has facilitated numerous projects between SMEs and CSIRO that have led to the creation of long and productive relationships.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2005

    Curtin University of Technology

  • 1998

    The University of Queensland

  • 1994

    B(Hort)Sc Hons
    University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury)