Lisa van den Berg

Project Manager
Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane, QLD

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Over the years I have worked in the knowledge transfer industry collaborating with researchers to deliver real world impact from research outcomes. I am very passionate about the translation end of research and enhancing impact through providing a whole system approach, overcoming barriers, mentoring, effective communication of research outcomes, enabling collaboration and facilitating networking.

Whilst at qutbluebox I commissioned the joint Deloitte Access Economics, Corelli Consulting and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) report on Economic impact of a future tropical biorefinery industry in Queensland. The report has ultimately provided a more sustainable bio-commodity research and development environment in QUT and Queensland. By presenting the potential for biorefineries to produce $20 billion dollars worth of plastics and fuels over the next two decades and support more than 6,000 new jobs in regional Queensland. Directly resulted in at least $25 million in new research income for QUT.

As a Masters student I co-invented Novatien a bio-plastic product of Aduro biopolymers LP, and was involved in commercialisation of this and other University of Waikato innovations during my time at WaikatoLink.

Specialties: Research Impact, Industrial Biotechnology, Biotechnology.