Meet the Team: Craig

We’re highlighting our business’ strongest asset: our wonderful team!

Here at the Canberra Innovation Network, we’re passionate about innovation and are here to help you make an impact and change the world. Our team is full of clever, connected and creative people and we’re excited to introduce you to our GM of Growth Programs, Dr Craig Davis.

Explain what you do at CBRIN in 25 words or less.
Our small team engages with entrepreneurs and runs programs that aim to empower entrepreneurs at all stages to have more impact. We do workshops, (the orchestra starts to play but Dr Davis continues…) entrepreneur conversations, mentor connections and more to help founders create the businesses of tomorrow. (Bow!)

Tell us about what you’re working on at the moment.
A lot of my time at the moment is focussed on the GRIFFIN Accelerator program, where a group of local investors mentor a small group of startups intensively over 3 months. Our team is running the Idea to Impact workshop program, plus the lockdown Weekly Innovation Challenge webinar series. We run Growth Labs and other support for innovative Small- to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and growing startups, where its very exciting to be a small part of their increasing impact.

Who or what inspires you?
I’m inspired every day by the amazing entrepreneurs I meet; they have so much passion, knowledge and potential to change the world.

What’s your favourite book or podcast?
I’ve just started Antifragile about how systems can respond better to challenges and disorder.

What are you most passionate about?
People who do something to make things better.

If you could dis-invent one thing, what would it be and why?
The use of “Canberra” as a synonym for federal government. Canberra is so much more than that!

Meet Dr Craig Davis

Drink of choice? 
Flat white.

What do you work towards in your free time?
I’m a really slow triathlon participant.

What’s the coolest innovation you’ve read or heard about lately?
Using defects in diamond crystals to do quantum computing.

What is something that never fails to make you smile?
Other people smiling!

What are you currently watching?
Inspiration 4.

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
I can’t imagine being a crayon. Sorry!

Thanks, Craig! You can connect with him on LinkedIn or meet him at our office in Civic.