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Richard Jefferson

Founder and CEO, Cambia, Professor, QUT, NICTA

Biography

Richard is a prominent molecular biologist, social entrepreneur and innovation systems strategist. He founded Cambia, an independent non-profit social enterprise to democratise problem solving using science-enabled innovation. Richard developed the landmark hologenome theory of evolution, the Biological Open Source Movement (BiOS) and Patent Lens. Richard is also Professor of Science, Technology & Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Rogue at National ICT Australia (NICTA), where he directs The Lens, a global open platform for innovation cartography.