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Mathan Ratinam

Dr Mathan Ratinam has 18+ years experience as a design professional and educator and spent the last decade operating at the intersection of design and international development focusing on climate innovation, entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems, and human and environmental security. He is the Managing Director of CivVic Labs at LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup agency. Previously he was the Lead Design Specialist in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at the World Bank and has also been engaged as a strategic designer by the White House, various UN agencies, the US Dept of Defense, international NGOs and serves as an advisor to the Australian Governments Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He holds a PhD in Architecture from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.