Andrew Loch - CEO - Gold Coast Innovation Centre

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Andrew has been highly involved in technology-based ventures over the last 20 years. He has gained valuable knowledge, experience and networks across a range of industry areas including medical devices, biotechnology and ICT in market regions including Australia, USA, Asia/Pacific and Europe.

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Since 1999 Andrew has focused on driving the growth of technology-based companies with international market opportunities, typically contributing as the CEO, a Director of the Board or in a consulting capacity.

Andrew has successfully developed and implemented product and market strategies which have delivered innovative products to market and established valuable strategic alliances. He has a proven track record in technology innovation, product development and commercialisation across a range of industries. After receiving 1st class honours in his engineering degree from Adelaide University, Andrew contributed to innovative research and product development in Melbourne for Telstra Research Laboratories and Digital Equipment Corporation. Subsequently he assisted in the development of Micromedical Industries Ltd (renamed to Ventracor) leaving the role of Research and Development Manager in 1999.

Since 1999 Andrew has contributed to the growth of a number of businesses as CEO, a Director of the Board and a strategic consultant including: ActiveSky Inc (ICT), Glykoz Pty Ltd (Biotech), Medigard Ltd (Medical Device) and Groundwater Treatment Solutions Ltd (Environment/Engineering). Andrew is a Director of qutbluebox Ltd and CEO of the Gold Coast Innovation Centre. Andrew has raised significant capital for technology based companies both by closing on investment capital and leveraging grant funding. Andrew is a member of Ausbiotech and a fellow of the Australian Institute for Company Directors.