Director, Company Creation


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  • Match market-led opportunities to cutting-edge Australian science to create a portfolio of commercial ventures
  • Collaborate at the interface of science, business development and commercialisation

The Director, Company Creation in CSIRO will lead a semi-autonomous, small, agile team at the interface of our Commercialisation team and the Agriculture and Food (A&F) business unit. The objective of this role is scaling the ‘venture science’ model that was deployed for a number of recently created companies, such as v2food and Eden Brew . These ventures will be opportunity focused, will leverage CSIRO’s cross Business Unit (BU) transdisciplinary expertise, and will be co-developed with major go-to-market partners.

This senior role facilitates the strategic internal disruption of business practice and will report to Directors of Agriculture & Food (line management), Commercial, and Science, Impact & Policy. A significant aspect of the role will be engagement with Venture Capitalists and other Commercial partners on behalf of CSIRO. Critically, the role will have the delegation to develop and approve deals in accordance with the existing CSIRO risk management and governance framework.

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