Gemaker staff would like to welcome our newest member of the team, Athena Prib, a committed sales and commercialisation professional.
Athena is inspired by UNSW’s green technologies, commercialising some of their solar technologies through New South Innovations (NSi), shepherding irrigation inventors through the ABC New Inventors Final and early stages of commercialisation, and responsible for putting together NSi’s first licence agreement together for their Easy Access IP model for a wind technology.
Exhibiting a strong work ethic early, Athena started her first job at 11, regularly cleaning the inside of a Dental Van. Prior to working at NSi, Athena had a colourful background working at ANSTO as a Radiation Safety Trainer and growing consulting services for the mining, medical, environmental and government sectors to working as a nuclear technologist responsible for imaging patients at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Faults Supervisor for South East Water as well as the advising SME’s on their BAS statements with the Australian Taxation Office. She says her most curious of jobs was working as a flag person for Safe Working Solutions, which required her to work with small explosives and flags.
In her spare time, Athena volunteers for the Marketing Committee for the Alliance for Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP) and enjoys being an amateur photographer, recently photographing the UNSW Inventor of the Year awards, and responsible for the latest NSi staff portraits.
Athena enjoys building relationships with customers (especially over a good coffee or 10) to understand their needs and matching them with the best technology, product or service solution.
Having worked with Athena for a number of years at ANSTO I’m keen to have her onboard working with me again. Her professionalism, drive and enthusiasm for building business with her clients is second to none. Think something is impossible. Give it to Athena and she’ll find a way to make it happen.
Athena says she is “Excited to be starting work with Gemaker as I love taking new technologies to market and working with the inventors who are so clever and passionate about their work”.