Dr. Megan Sebben
CSIRO Kick-Start Program Manager
NEXT GEN JUROR
Dr Megan Sebben is the Kick-Start Program Manager in CSIRO’s small-medium business team (SME Connect).
Megan is a small business advocate and deeply connected to Australia’s start-up and innovation ecosystem. She is a regular speaker and panellist on topics such as support for start-ups and small business, the power of collaboration, and industry-research relationships for growth. She recently co-hosted and was a guest judge on Channel 10’s ‘Australia By Design: Innovations’.
Since joining SME Connect, Megan has supported a variety of Australian start-ups to access dollar-matched funding and facilitation to undertake projects with CSIRO. Part of her role is matching or referring businesses to CSIRO’s research expertise and facilities to help grow and boost their business.
Megan holds a PhD in Groundwater Hydrology and has extensive experience in environmental research and consulting. She volunteers in CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools team, encouraging and empowering the next generation of STEM talent.