About us

Connecting innovation and entrepreneurship with science and research

The Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) is a not-for-profit and 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.

Our mission is to Empower entrepreneurs to make an impact and change the world. In doing so, we are strengthening the position of Canberra as a clever, connected, and creative city where entrepreneurs and businesses build on the city’s excellence in research and innovation to create social and economic benefits for all citizens.

We take pride in Canberra’s startup community and our programs are designed to enable budding entrepreneurs and SMEs to build on their ambition and reach their potential. We connect leading experts and mentors with founders and deliver world-class innovation programs uncovering ground-breaking ideas and solving real-world challenges.

We believe that entrepreneurs are everywhere, and our ethos is to help them uncover their potential.

Who we work with

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

Our team

Petr Adámek

Petr Adámek

Chief Executive Officer

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Sharyn Smith

Sharyn Smith

Chief Operating Officer

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Dr Craig Davis

Dr Craig Davis

General Manager Growth

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Bryden Campbell

Bryden Campbell

Marketing Director

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Samantha Draper

Samantha Draper

Community Manager

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Britt Nichols

Britt Nichols

Creative Engagement &
Events Manager

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Growth Associate Arthur Pappas

Arthur Pappas

Growth Program Associate

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Growth Associate Irene Zhen

Irene Zhen

Growth Program Associate

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Zachary Dowse

Zachary Dowse

Growth Program Associate

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Collaborative Innovation & Events Associate Cameron Ritchie

Cameron Ritchie

Collaborative Innovation &
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Candace Rhind

Reception & Administration Support

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Our coaches

Richard Hume

Richard Hume

Business Growth Advisor

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Digital Innovation Specialist Zachary Zequoia

Zachary Sequoia

Digital Innovation Specialist

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Regional Expert in Residence Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips

Lead, Regional Expert in Residence

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Collaborative Innovation Expert Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

Collaborative Innovation Expert

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Our board

Chair of the Board of the Canberra Innovation Network: Hala Batainah

Hala Batainah

Chair

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Petr Adámek

Petr Adámek

Chief Executive Officer

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Australian National University Prof Michael Cardew-Hall

Prof Michael Cardew-Hall

Australian National University

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Leanne Cover

Leanne Cover

Canberra Institute of Technology

Prof Leigh Sullivan

Prof Leigh Sullivan

University of Canberra

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Prof Michael Frater

Prof Michael Frater

UNSW Canberra

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Sylvia Tulloch

Sylvia Tulloch

CBRIN Advisory Committee

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Annabel Griffin

Annabel Griffin

CBRIN Advisory Committee

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Jen Taylor Profile

Jen Taylor

CSIRO

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Simon Barry Profile

Simon Barry

Data 61

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Founding Members

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Gold Partners

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