Steve has a background in both technology and business and specialises in the development and commercialisation of new products of a technical nature. He has a domain background in the physical sciences with a PhD in physical chemistry. He has worked with a variety of technology-based enterprises, many with a focus on sensing technologies, and has assessed hundreds of products for commercial viability across the general technology space.
Steve has experience across the full range of the technical business area: through being an R&D scientist, R&D manager, founder and CEO of start-up companies (7 companies), manager of a manufacturing business within a large multinational corporate structure, and a business consultant. As a CEO of technology-based companies Steve has continued to keep close ties with R&D and product development and in most roles with technology companies has also made a contribution to the IP generated. Steve is an inventor on 20 patents to date.
He is currently a Commercialisation Adviser for the Accelerating Commercialisation program.