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Tom Nik Verhelst

Program director, Regional Innovation Data Lab, Griffith University

Dr Tom Verhelst is the program director at Griffith University’s Regional Innovation Data Lab (RIDL). In this role he works identify and fast-track innovative solutions that address long-standing urban and regional challenges by using “place”, rather than discipline or agency, as the data linking framework.

Tom has global industry R&D experience in applying novel platform technologies towards scientific advancement to generate beneficial socioeconomic impacts. He worked previously as the associate director of R&D IT at UCB Biopharma in Belgium and in the UK and as a program lead and consultant for PerkinElmer in Europe, the Middle East, North America and India.