About us

Connecting innovation and entrepreneurship with science and research

The Canberra 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.

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build on this basis throughout the elementary grades, that no student will be allowed to “fall between the cracks.”

To date CBRIN houses and collaborates with a range of programs including a startup accelerator, incubator and collaborative innovation labs, has had more than 45,000 visitors and has helped over 1,000 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.

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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Liz Kobold

Liz Kobold

SME Director

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Britt Nichols

Britt Nichols

Marketing Director (Acting), Creative Engagement & Events Manager

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Arthur Pappas Headshot

Arthur Pappas

Growth Program Associate

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Irene Zhen

Growth Program Associate

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Naore Wynn Headshot

Naore Wynn

Growth Program Associate

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Samantha Draper

Samantha Draper

Community & Administrative Support

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Cameron Ritchie Headshot

Cameron Ritchie

Events Coordinator

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Our coaches

Richard Hume

Richard Hume

Business Growth Advisor

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Zachary Sequoia

Digital Innovation Specialist

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Michael Phillips

Lead, Regional Expert in Residence

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Joel Anderson

Collaborative Innovation Expert

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Our board

Hala Batainah

Chair

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Petr Adámek

Petr Adámek

Chief Executive Officer

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Prof Michael Cardew-Hall

Australian National University

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Leanne Cover

Leanne Cover

Canberra Institute of Technology

Prof Leigh Sullivan

University of Canberra

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Prof Michael Frater

Prof Michael Frater

UNSW Canberra

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Sylvia Tulloch

CBRIN Advisory Committee

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Annabel Griffin

CBRIN Advisory Committee

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To be announced

CSIRO

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Data 61

Founding Members

Gold Partners

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