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Dr Monika Szabo

SME Collaboration Manager


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Dr Monika Szabo is a SME Collaboration Manager within Science Connect (Clayton, VIC) for the SME Collaboration Initiative, SME Connect.

The SME Collaboration Initiative aims to double the number of small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) engaging with publicly funded R&D by 2030, whilst making CSIRO an exemplar in SME engagement. Monika's role is to drive forward this initiative through interactions with key internal and external stakeholders, investigating strategic programs, managing pilots/tools and contributing to data analysis projects.

Monika also manages Innovate to Grow, an online program for SMEs to understand the value of R&D and how to engage with CSIRO and/or other Australian universities.

Monika started working at CSIRO in 2017 as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry field CSIRO's Manufacturing business unit before changing paths to her current role within Science Connect.

Current Roles

  • SME Collaboration Manager

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    Doctor of Philosophy (Medicinal Chemistry)
    Monash University

  • 2011

    Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Honours)
    Monash University

Professional Experiences

  • 2020-2020

    CSIRO Kick-Start Advisor

  • 2017-2020

    Post-doctoral Researcher - Medicinal Chemistry

  • 2015-2017

    Post-doctoral Researcher - Medicinal Chemistry
    Monash University

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