About

Connecting innovation and entrepreneurship with science and research

The CBR Innovation Network (CBRIN) launched in November 2014 on the back of a progressive local government and collaboration between Canberra’s world class education and research institutions, who now represent our Foundation Members.

To date CBRIN houses and collaborates with 12 programs, has had more than 24,000 visitors and has helped more than 800 budding entrepreneurs and SMEs through its lean innovation focused education.

Canberra’s unique environment for collaboration, unrivalled to anywhere else; provides easy access to multi layers of government and industry leaders in science, research and education which makes this city a hotbed for innovation and business growth.

In Canberra’s short history, there is a rich culture of innovation; from global inventions that are now incorporated in our day to day lives such as Wi-Fi, to leading technology enriching children’s education, including Mathletics and being the first jurisdiction in Australia to pilot semi-autonomous vehicles.

This city provides an exciting environment that combines innovation and entrepreneurship with science and education that embraces challenges to break new ground.

Who we work with

Startups and
Entrepreneurs
Researchers
Business and
Corporates
SMEs
Creative Youth
and Students
Government

Empowering entrepreneurs to make an impact and change the world.

Our team

Petr Adámek

Petr Adámek

Chief Executive Officer

Bryden Campbell

Bryden Campbell

Marketing Director

Britt Nichols

Britt Nichols

Events & Sponsorship Coordinator

Samantha Draper

Samantha Draper

Reception & Admin Support

Sharyn Smith

Sharyn Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Liz Kobold

Liz Kobold

SME Director

Arthur Pappas

Growth Program Associate

Dr Craig Davis

Dr Craig Davis

General Manager Growth

Joel Anderson

Collaborative Innovation Manager

Irene Zhen

Growth Program Associate

Our coaches

Richard Hume

Richard Hume

Business Growth Advisor

Zachary Sequoia

Digital Innovation Specialist

Programs based at the CBR Innovation Network

Michelle Cooper

Program Manager, Inspiring Australia

Michael Phillips

Lead, Regional Expert in Residence

Camilo Potocnjak-Oxman

Camilo Potocnjak-Oxman

Program Designer, Stir

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

CEO, Entry29

Erica Hediger

Erica Hediger

Program Manager, STEM Sells

Cindy Mitchell

Cindy Mitchell

General Manager, The Mill House

Our board

Tony Henshaw

Tony Henshaw

Chair

Zoe Piper

Zoe Piper

Data 61

Prof Michael Frater

Prof Michael Frater

UNSW Canberra

Prof Michael Cardew-Hall

Australian National University

Steve Brodie

CSIRO

Tim McNevin

Tim McNevin

Communities@Work

Leanne Cover

Leanne Cover

Canberra Institute of Technology

Prof Frances Shannon

Prof Frances Shannon

University of Canberra

Founding Members

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