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Dr Anna Daniel

Innovation Connections Facilitator


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Anna is an Innovation Facilitator who works with SME executives in south and central Queensland. She listens, understands and maps their potential innovation journey and how R&D can support it. She then facilitates a collaboration between the business and researchers for a project to help the business grow and create jobs.

Anna’s career has been described by a Federal Government Research Taskforce as ‘far from conventional’ and her diverse experience informs her ability to facilitate collaborations. She has worked for 25+ years in research, policy and entrepreneurship, including for: 3 global consultancies; 4 universities (including a Linkage project and within a research cooperative) and federal and state governments. She has successfully delivered hundreds of research projects and been recognised for excellence. Her business doctorate (RMIT) explored opportunities for entrepreneurs to harness technologies to create new value and build sustainable businesses.

Other Interests

Anna's current interests include entrepreneurship within volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments. She is a member of Women on Boards and Femeconomy.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    PhD Business


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