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  • Blockchain Innovation ExpertXinova requires a subject matter expert to evaluate a next generation blockchain platform that utilizes a unique chain joining capability between multiple blockchains.
  • Free the WaterXinova is seeking ways to manage the watery dough problem so vegetables can be included into sheets of dough and baked like traditional crackers.
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Scott Needham

Senior Vice President, Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Scott Needham - Senior Vice President, Country Head of Australia and New Zealand | XinovaScott is a Senior Vice President and Country Head of Australia and New Zealand with over 20 years’ experience in performing and managing R&D and the commercialization of scientific discoveries. Scott’s early career was in natural resources with BHP Billiton, as a Corrosion Scientist and Operations Manager, amongst others. In the UK, Scott worked as a Project Management Consultant to various FTSE 100 organizations.

Scott has a Bachelor of Engineering (Materials – 1st class honors), a Master’s Degree in Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and a PhD in Lithium-ion batteries. Scott is a graduate of the Venture Capital Executive Program at UC Berkeley (Haas Business School), and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

In the tertiary education sector, Scott negotiated technology licenses, forged long-term relationships with industry, and has raised millions to fund start-ups. Scott was Global Head of Investment Strategy for Intellectual Venture’s (Invention Development Fund) Materials and Chemistry Group, and was appointed COO of Intellectual Ventures Technology Development Centre in Singapore, a unique invention prototyping and concept accelerator. Since returning to Australia, Scott leads strategic deal making in the ANZ region.

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