ENGINEERING AND COMMERCIALISATION EXPERTISE.
BUILDING NEXT GENERATION PRODUCTS AND GLOBAL BUSINESSES.
Grey Innovation identifies existing IP and assesses market needs and applications using global industry channel partners to accelerate and de-risk commercialisation. We fast fail process to screen and prove technology and commercial feasibility then spin out new companies, novate IP's and raise further investment. Grey develop, trial and certify the technology ready for sale and facilitate partnerships and acquisitions on exit.
Grey brings strong expertise in Product Development, Manufacturing and Commercialisation.
Jefferson Harcourt formed Grey Innovation in 1998, and since its inception, Grey has undertaken engineering development work for a wide range of industry sectors including defence, automotive, consumer electronics, and medical devices.
Jefferson works with members of the investment community to help build business, sits on a number of start up company boards, and is committed to helping create successful high-tech companies.
Gilbert joined Grey Innovation in 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. He is focused on the identification of value and delivery of high quality, innovative technology to create new products, develop new markets and produce commercial opportunities. Gilbert is highly experienced in defining strategy, raising capital and leading multidisciplinary teams.
Gilbert brings strong industry experience at the highest level, including 14 years with Siemens in Switzerland, Germany, France and China. A key member of the Executive ICN Telecom Business Unit, Gilbert reported to the CEO and Chairman of Siemens France for strategic product development on technical advances for worldwide release.
He played a pivotal role in Siemens telecom fixed network penetration of the French market.
As Vice President Business Development for Innothera, an international privately held French pharmaceutical company, Gilbert initiated the strategy and infiltration of the US market for their leading FDA medical device. He maintains strong ties with Europe which have supported the recent opening of Grey Innovation Germany in Munich.
Gilbert has built on his masters in Electronic Engineering and now holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris.
LLB(Hons), BA, LLM(Comm), GAICD
Tania has over 20 years’ experience in technology, telecommunications and law. Tania’s diverse senior leadership experience includes 10 years as an executive at Telstra Corporation Limited. Technology commercialisation experience includes advising Telstra’s Chief Technology Officer and the board of Telstra Research & Development Management Pty Ltd, the subsidiary responsible for commercialising intellectual property generated by the then Telstra Research Laboratories.
Prior to this, Tania worked as a lawyer at Allens Linklaters (formerly Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks) specialising in technology and intellectual property.
Tania is also a Director at City West Water and on the State Committee for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Tania has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Commercial Law and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Nick has over 25 years experience across the financial technology and consulting sectors. Consulting with Central Banks, financial institutions and technology firms Nick’s key focus during his career has been bridging the gap between market and customer requirements and the various technology offerings.
Nick has held senior roles with global fintech firms such as SunGard/Capco and Bravura Solutions. His experience with major technology implementations in wealth management, pensions and insurance has provided a seamless interface between business need and technology outcomes.
Most recently Nick has focussed on private investment across the fintech and technology commercialisation space.
Nick sits on the board of a number of mid stage technology companies in Australia whilst spending considerable time in Asia, Africa and the US.