Mr Clive Davenport


Future Manufacturing Flagship

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Clive Davenport is the President of MANCEF and Director of Australia's CSIRO Future Manufacturing National Research Flagship. The Future Manufacturing Flagship's aim is to incubate new and significantly transform existing high value-adding, export-oriented sectors to improve the future competitiveness of Australian manufacturing. As the Flagship Director, Clive is responsible for setting research priorities, overseeing a large portfolio of research projects and commercial pathways, and managing many partnerships and collaborations, in areas as diverse as clean technologies; flexible electronics; biomedical manufacturing and nanosafety.

Clive has extensive experience in the scientific industry from managing research programs, developing commercial products, establishing international markets, to taking start-up businesses to global success.

Clive's previous roles include:

  • Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Australian NanoBusiness Forum (ANBF), a peak national body representing and promoting Australian industries and companies involved in nanotechnology.
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Small Technology Cluster (STC) based in Victoria, Australia. The STC is creating a world-recognised centre of excellence in micro-nano-bio technology research, manufacturing and commercialisation, through the clustering of accessible skills, technologies and capabilities.
  • CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for microTechnology, a collaborative research initiative between industry, research and government focused on creating a new skilled workforce, significant spin-off businesses and commercial outcomes in small-scale technologies.

Prior to the CRC, Clive was an Executive Director of GBC Scientific Equipment (1982-1999). Together with two fellow R&D engineers grew the company from a start-up to an international business, designing, manufacturing and marketing scientific instrumentation into over 80 countries and winning numerous Australian export, manufacturing and technology awards, including a prestigious international "R&D 100 Award".

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