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Mr Dan Smith

Innovation Connections Regional Facilitator


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Dan Smith is an Innovation Connections Facilitator with a focus on regional areas across the country.

Innovation Connections helps small to medium-sized businesses overcome some of the barriers commonly associated with research and development (R&D), such as a lack of technical expertise, funding or identifying the right R&D opportunity for your business.

Prior to his current position Dan worked in the business startup and incubator arena over many years. He has extensive experience in connecting businesses with the right information, contacts and resources to meet their commercial goals.

Other Interests

  • Astronomy and basic Astrophotography

Academic Qualifications

  • 2001

    Graduate Diploma in Business Enterprise
    University of Adelaide

  • 1998

    Bsc(Hons) - Plant Breeding/Chromosome Manipulation
    Flinders University

  • 1997

    BSc - Molecular Genetics
    University of Adelaide

Achievements and Awards

  • 2001-2002

    National Young Scientist Award
    Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia

  • 2010-2011

    Churchill Fellowship - Entrepreneurial Support Programs for Young People (UK and USA)
    Winston Churchill Trust