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Doron Ben-Meir, CEO, Commercialisation Australia - Wednesday 31 July

Doron Ben-Meir, CEO of Commercialisation Australia addressed an intimate boardroom lunch for 44 senior business executives where he discussed "Facilitating innovation - Australia's challenge in a global marketplace". This event was proudly sponsored by NSC Group.

Doron will discuss various strategies and mechanisms by which Australia can systematically boost its innovation performance and so grow the relative size of its knowledge based industries, including reference to Commercialisation Australia and other core Government initiatives.

About Doron Ben-Meir

Mr Ben-Meir has extensive experience in the venture capital industry and commercialisation more generally. Over the past twenty years, he has been involved in numerous venture capital organisations, and has been a founder or co-founder of six start-up companies, as well as an investor, investment manager, and advisor to several others.

In addition to personally building several technology businesses across various industry sectors, Mr Ben-Meir also founded and was CEO of Prescient Venture Capital, and has held the positions of Principal, Private Equity and Venture Capital at Jagen Pty Ltd; General Manager, IT&T Investments at Escor Pty Ltd; and Investment Director at Momentum Funds Management.

Mr Ben-Meir was appointed CEO of Commercialisation Australia (CA) in April 2010. An Australian Government initiative, CA provides Australian businesses with access to funding and human resources tailored to help them bring their new intellectual property to market.

Mr Ben-Meir’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Hons) from Monash University, Melbourne. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and sits on the board of the following institutions; National Precincts Board; Superb Solutions Pty Ltd and Gemini Super Pty Ltd.