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Alan FinkelAlan Finkel

Chair of Australia's Technology Investment Advisory Council

Dr Alan Finkel is the Chair of Australia’s Technology Investment Advisory Council, responsible for advising the Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister on low emissions technology priorities. He was Australia’s Chief Scientist from 2016 to 2020. Prior to his appointment as Chief Scientist, he served as President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), and for eight years as Chancellor of Monash University.


As Chief Scientist, Dr Finkel was appointed in January 2020 as Chair of the Expert Advisory Panel for the CSIRO Report on Climate and Disaster Resilience, and in February 2020 he was appointed as Chair of the Technology Investment Roadmap Ministerial Reference Group. He led the development of the 2019 National Hydrogen Strategy, which was adopted in November 2019. He also led the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, the 2017 Review into the National Electricity Market (“Finkel Review”), and the 2018 STEM Industry Partnership Forum report. He serves as the Deputy Chair of Innovation and Science Australia.

Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator. He was awarded his PhD in electrical engineering from Monash University and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience at the Australian National University.

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Jan, 19 12:00 PM CET
Main Stage
Keynote

Challenges en Route to a Clean Economy: How to Accelerate Low Emissions Technology Uptake Alan Finkel

In his presentation Alan Finkel, the Chair of Australia’s Technology Investment Advisory Council, will give his perspective on the most important technologies that can help countries accelerate their transition towards low-carbon and further to zero-carbon economies.

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Alan Finkel Chair of Australia's Technology Investment Advisory Council
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