We’re a team of experienced innovators,
scientists and entrepreneurs

Bright Arena was founded in 2013 on a heritage of serial entrepreneurship and innovation to empower institutes and researchers to increase their impact.

We found entrepreneurial methods could help anyone – or any organisation – transform.

Today, we help:

  • Humans adopt new mindsets and mechanics to make meaningful progress in a changing world. This is our capability building programs that are squarely focused on empowering and enabling the entrepreneurial researcher.
  • Organisations define strategies and execute on the tactics to become more agile and embrace entrepreneurialism. This is our capacity building work that enables an institute to cultivate an entrepreneurial culture and a renewed sense of purpose.
  • Commercialisation efforts scale to support startup and spinout activity in a way that is repeatable, scalable and aligned to the organisation’s strategy. This is our entrepreneurial commercialisation incubator solution that builds a pipeline of innovation.

We’re a team of independent thinkers who strive to be excellent at what we do and on paper we couldn’t be more different. We’re designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, researchers, scientists, artists, inventors, analysts, musicians, photographers, readers, travellers, makers, thinkers, parents, partners, and carers.

Above it all, we’re curious about why humans do what we do and how can we do it better.

You’ll find working with us refreshing and rewarding. We’ll push you to embrace the emerging future and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Meet The Team

Dougal Edwards

Founder & CEO

Clare McAvoy


Raul Chavez


Alex Hadley


The Journey So Far…

2020 marks our 7th year in business. And while we feel like we’re just getting started, we continue to earn the repeat business of some of Australia’s most respected researchers, institutes and foundations.

We’re in at all levels in research, industry, government and society. We’re doing exceptional work, we’re making a difference and we’re in business to stay in business. It’s time to double down to scale our impact.

The next few years will see us making bigger bets, championing collective impact, and scaling our transformation of work, R&D and society using the tools of entrepreneurship.

Our team will grow, we’ll partner and collaborate. Most of all, we’ll learn heaps and sleep well, proud of a job well done.

Think We Can Help?

Book a free 15-minute call using the button below or get in touch today!

E: [email protected]

T: 0422 522 339

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