Ms Sarah King

Senior Research Consultant

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Sarah King is a senior research consultant working in Manufacturing for CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency. Sarah’s research interests are sustainable manufacturing, innovation networks and industrial symbiosis. Sarah is currently delivering ASPIRE (Advisory System for Processing, Innovation and Resource Exchange). ASPIRE is a web-based system that helps firms find solutions for waste or by-products, create new business to business collaboration and gain access to innovation partners.

Sarah also led the highly successful pilot of Lean Launch Pad (LLP) into CSIRO. LLP is an entrepreneurial, start-up program for CSIRO researchers. Sarah was involved in designing, planning and facilitating this program in Melbourne and Sydney, including recruiting our first external, industry mentors. Sarah's efforts were critical in establishing the program which has been highly successful and since been implemented Australia wide through the CSIRO ON Program.

Sarah has over fifteen years’ experience working in the Manufacturing, R&D, Forestry, Agriculture and IT sectors. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science from Canterbury University and a Master of Corporate Environmental Sustainability Management from Monash University. Sarah is currently a PhD candidate at Swinburne University of Technology researching innovation networks.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    Lean Launch Pad Educator
    Venture Well

  • 2011

    Masters Corporate Environmental Sustainability Management
    Monash University

  • 2008

    Leadership Excellence Programme
    Auckland University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2016

    iAward (Merit), Business Services Category for ASPIRE
    Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)

  • 2016

    Nominated as one of the 'Significant Women' of 2016
    Swinburne University of Technology

  • 2012-2012

    CMSE Safety and Sustainability Award

  • 2010-2011

    CSIRO Chief Executive's Study Award

  • 2008-2008

    'One CSIRO' Award


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