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Dr Megan Sebben

Kick-Start Program Manager


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Dr Megan Sebben is the Kick-Start Program Manager in CSIRO SME Connect and is based on Bunurong Country (Clayton, VIC).

Her role is to help Australian start-ups and small SMEs access dollar-matched funding and facilitation to undertake a project with CSIRO. The Kick-Start program provides eligible companies with vouchers of up to $50k to perform research, development or testing projects utilising CSIRO researchers, capabilities and facilities. The Kick-Start team connect the business to the best CSIRO research expertise, utilising our national CSIRO network of facilitators and contacts.

Megan has extensive experience in environmental research and consulting in both the public and private sectors. Her research interests lie in groundwater modelling, fractured rock hydrology and coastal hydrogeology. Megan joined CSIRO Education and Outreach in 2017, where she was the STEM Professionals in Schools Project Officer for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Since joining SME Connect in 2019, Megan has been facilitating and supporting a variety of Kick-Start collaborations, as well as promoting the range of programs available through SME Connect.

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2017-Ongoing

    STEM Professionals in Schools

  • 2019-2022

    Mental Health First Aider

  • 2022-Ongoing

    Deputy Chair of the CSIRO Victorian Indigenous Engagement Committee

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