24 Aug 4Dx’s CEO talks to the Australian Financial Review about how our culture is stifling innovation
The AFR cover insights from last weeks meeting of 400 of the top people in the innovation sector, where Andreas Fouras, CEO of 4Dx, highlighted one of the biggest problems Australia faces as it seeks to become high tech nation.
Contrary to the risk taking the government would lead us to believe is encouraged as a nation, when researchers leave academia and attempt to commercialise their research, if it doesn’t work out, they are rarely taken back.
Taking a leap of faith to quit a career to go and build a startup is daunting enough, but as noted by Andreas, as an academic, you want to be sure.
Andreas is so convinced of the merit of his research he sold his house, quit his job and relocated his entire family to the US.
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