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Dr Sue Robson

Innovation Connections Facilitator


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Sue is a Facilitator in Western Australia (WA) for the Entrepreneurs Programme Innovation Connections, working within CSIRO’s SME Connect.

Sue develops partnerships with companies in WA, connecting them with specialised expertise and facilitating access to equipment available within publicly funded research organisations including CSIRO and universities. These connections can lead to collaborative R&D projects that assist companies to develop their commercial innovations and promote strong long-term partnerships with the research organisation.

Sue joins CSIRO with a wealth of experience in large multinational companies, small to medium enterprises (SMEs), consultancies and universities. A high percentage of her work has centred around recycling, engineering and sustainability in the automotive, waste management and oil & gas supply sectors, with a recent addition of emerging technologies and circular economy. Sue most recently worked for the University of Western Australia (UWA) as an Industry Engagement Manager for Engineering, Physics and Mathematical Sciences. Sue has also been a founding member of two successful start ups in Europe and WA.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1994

    BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Vehicle Option)
    University of Hertfordshire

  • 1998

    MSc Engineering Business Management (Distinction)
    University of Warwick

  • 2003

    EngD, Recycling of Plastics for the Automotive Industry
    University of Warwick