Who is behind the Lens

Dr Marie Connett

Dr Marie Connett

MBA USC, PhD Cornell, NICTA

Dr Marie Connett is Business Manager for NICTA’s Security and Environment Business Team, with a current portfolio of the environment and primary industry including agriculture, water and renewable energy resources. Marie has a PhD from Cornell University in plant sciences, an MBA from USC, and is a US Patent Agent. Prior to NICTA she was the National R&D Manager for Elders Forestry, and before that CEO of a Europe/Africa-based international environmental conservation NGO with an emphasis on biodiversity, climate change adaptation and sustainable livelihoods. She currently consults as Principal Business Analyst for Cambia and from 2004-2007 was Cambia’s Deputy CEO, leading the Cambia IT team that launched Patent Lens, and the IP team pioneering open source agreements for biological technologies, materials transfer and data access. Prior to that she was IP Manager of a major internationally operating forestry biotechnology company. Dr Connett is an inventor on more than 20 granted patents and more than 50 pending. She currently consults as Principal Business Analyst for Cambia.