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Friday 6 Nov 2020
11.00am to 12.30pm


Online virtual event
Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants

In 2020 it is not possible to host the annual AIP (Australian Institute of Physics) Industry Day at CSIRO Lindfield as we have done for many years. Neither did we entertain the concept of an all-day virtual alternative. Instead, we will be hosting a number of small virtual events on diverse topics and experimenting a little with the virtual formats.

In this webinar entitled "Start-ups in Lockdown", representatives from three high-tech start-ups will describe how the pandemic has impacted them – from disrupting development activities, imposing cash-flow problems, supply chain issues, disruption in their intended markets – to new opportunities that have arisen as a result of the pandemic.

Our fourth speaker will be Katie Green who heads up CSIRO’s Lindfield Collaboration Hub, which hosts the three start-ups presenting today. Katie will talk about how the pandemic has affected the hub as well as talking about some of the government initiatives and incentives that are being offered for advanced manufacturing to play a major part in recovery.

The short talks will be followed by some Q&A.


  • Free

Dates and Times

Event date: Nov 2020

Friday 6 Nov 2020

Online virtual event

11.00am to 12.30pm

Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants

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Our four guest speakers are:

Prof. Jim Rabeau

Jim is a co-founder and CEO of LuciGem, a start-up using quantum-optical and fluorescence properties of diamond to securely tag and track assets. He maintains a role at the University of Sydney as Professor in Physics and Deputy Director Sydney Nano Institute.

Mike Boers

Mike was part of the founding team of Movandi, a 5G millimetre wave network technology company with presences in Irvine CA and Australia. Mike founded Movandi’s Australian operation in 2016 and is its Managing Director. Movandi is focusing on an innovative approach to the RF front-end design starting with the antennas, radios, and algorithms required to ensure robust communications.

Matthew Worsman

Matthew is a co-founder of Kimiya, which is developing a rapidly deployable, portable diagnostic device for the diagnosis of bacterial, viral and fungal diseases. In deploys molecular diagnostic techniques along with leading-edge technology in microfluidics to test for disease anywhere, anytime, with the precision of DNA analysis.

Katie Green

Katie leads CSIRO’s Lindfield Collaboration Hub, established in 2015. Since then, more than 30 technology start-ups have co-located at the hub and provided employment for almost 400 people. Through support from the NSW Government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program, which is focussed on building connections between NSW businesses with R&D organisations, Katie has established the Lindfield Maker Space and the Connect@Lindfield commercialisation program; and is currently leading CSIROs involvement in the NSW Innovation District COVID-19 R&D Challenges which have been developed to support NSW support businesses to accelerate the commercialisation of research products and services that address the many disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, this will be an online event hosted on Webcast. Once you register, you will receive an email with the link to attend the event.



Welcome and introduction by Dr Scott Martin


Speaker presentations:

  • Jim Rabeau
  • Mike Boers
  • Matt Worsman
  • Katie Green


Q&A session


Vote of Thanks and close by Dr Scott Martin