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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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