Kevin Thomson has had 25 years experience in the manufacturing industry through technical and management roles, in both large and small companies, including plastics, automotive, and medical device manufacturers. He also has considerable experience as a technical consultant and has held senior roles in three start-up companies. Kevin has been involved in many collaborative research projects between industry and research organisations and is currently employed by CSIRO to deliver the Federal Government’s Innovation Connections program. He has a B.Sc.(hons), M.Eng.Sci. and Ph.D from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.