Researcher biography

Dr. Jerad A Ford has spent nearly two decades creating innovation-driven strategies in a variety of sectors, from renewable energy to fast moving consumer goods. During that time Jerad has set research strategy for large organisations, created and managed technology platforms, built and supervised large R&D project portfolios, designed strategic capability plans (people and infrastructure), created innovation management systems, led major proposal efforts, managed complex client projects, patented and commercialised technology, led international business development efforts and managed executive-level relationships. In his current role is Manager, Innovation Services at CSIRO Futures, the Strategic Advisory Arm of Australia's National Science Agency he helps industry and government clients identify strategic opportunities and capture them by harnessing science, technology and innovation.