2019 Menzies Science Entrepreneur Fellows

Dr Melony Sellars:

Melony’s Genics secures global food production through smart pathogen detection, shrimp aquaculture loss is over $6bn per annum. Melony is not only a global thought leader, and has demonstrated relentless execution, with an incredible ability to build coalition despite challenges.

Learn more about Melony here

Dr Jinghua Fang:

Jinghua’s AloxiTec is using her “flexible ceramic” to solve global food waste problem which costs Australia more than $20bn per annum. Jinghua has demonstrated incredible resilience, wonderful attitude, highly adaptable. Jinghua is also an example of how Australia attracts offshore talent to build world class technologies and companies here.

Learn more about Jinghua here

Dr Simon Gross:

Simon’s Modular Photonics continues to build Australia’s leadership in global photonics industry, solving a $2bn global problem. Simon is another example of Australia attracting talent from offshore (Austria!), with highly entrepreneurial learning capacity, building Australia’s industry of the future.


Menzies Science Entrepreneur Fellowship Program

We are delighted to announce a partnership with CSIRO, Australia's largest science agency and creator of the ON Accelerator program. Three fellowships will be offered per annum, valued at $90,000 each, enabling scientists to translate their research to commercial outcomes, particularly those projects that are in the early stages of commercialisation.

Furthermore this program will offer a key focus on improving Australia’s innovation performance by helping research teams build their entrepreneurial competencies and collaborate more with industry and the broader innovation system to understand and address global challenges, with ON designed to fast-track Australian science and technology into real-world impact.

Together with CSIRO, the Foundation will provide teams with experienced Facilitators, Mentors, Experts and tools to teach and develop skills, during and after their program.

Applications are to be made online by completing the application form

View: 2020 Application Guidelines