Ann has a 30 year business background with international experience in introducing new products to new markets. She has been part of the management team in several Australian start-up technology companies in addition to establishing Asia Pacific distribution networks for a US technology company. She established her own medical device company in 1998 and that company has gained international recognition for introducing a new product to treat breast cancer patients. This product is now distributed around the world. Her background includes managing a portfolio of companies for an early stage VC fund, and she has worked to increase industry collaboration with South Australian universities.Ann is currently a Commercialisation Advisor for Commercialisation Australia, a Federal Government grant program that supports the commercialisation of novel technologies with grants of up to $1mil.