Professor Antony Jacobson is a leading authority, key note presenter and globally experienced professional in entrepreneurship, health care innovation, innovation, global business development and expansion. Well known globally as a highly successful innovator and entrepreneur, he has forged important connections with the world’s leading innovation institutions, Fortune 500 companies, leading venture capital firms, incubators and start-ups.
In the last year alone he has given key note lectures on global healthcare innovation to Rochester University USA, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge USA, Plug and Play Innovation Center Silicon Valley and key note speaker on healthcare innovation August 2019 at the Emerging Innovation Summit Melbourne to name just a few of his global speaking engagements in Australia, China, Israel and the USA.
A highly qualified academic and researcher in April 2018 Professor Jacobson was appointed Deans Fellow and visiting Scholar on Innovation at the prestigious Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel. His deep passion for innovation has led to significant experience in commercialising and seed funding new ventures, concepts and research breakthroughs. He is cofounder of Socomm Ventures a Silicon Valley (Santa Clara) VC firm that invests and funds early stage innovation in areas of disruptive technologies and healthcare innovation. As an experienced lecturer, teacher and academic mentor he has held posts as the Professor of Practice-Entrepreneurship and was Professor of Practice in residence at the prestigious La Trobe University Business School Melbourne Australia 2016-2018 and currently he holds the appointment of Professor of Innovation and Director of Innovation at the Institute of Health and Nursing Australia and has received significant Victorian Australia state government grant sponsorship to develop Healthcare innovation Hubs. Antony grew up as a child in Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Los Angeles and has retuned many times proudly to Israel in his professional academic & business) and personal capacity. He looks forward to getting to know all mission participants and is only to happy to share his experience and vision re healthcare innovation and the new era of healthcare innovation that awaits us.