Dr. Chad Renando

Dr. Chad Renando

Dr. Chad Renando

Dr Chad Renando is a Research Fellow (Innovation Ecosystems) with the Rural Economies Centre of Excellence at the University of Southern Queensland, with a focus on understanding the contribution of innovation and entrepreneurship on community resilience in rural economies.

Chad’s other roles include leading the innovation and policy mapping theme of the Queensland Decarbonisation Hub, mapping and measuring the Australian innovation ecosystem as CEO of the not-for-profit Startup Status, and Chair of Global Entrepreneurship Network Australia.

As co-founder of the Ready Communities two-year place-based program, Chad applies his experience towards practical outcomes for local impact and global relevance.

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