Research Fellow, RMIT
Simon Lockrey is an award-winning designer, engineer and academic who explores innovation in business and technology through his design, sustainability and business ventures. Simon is currently a Research Fellow at RMIT University and Director/ Founder of global urban gardening brand Glowpear. Since 2000 he has worked on over 100 commercial projects for organisations such as Breville, Dyson, Whirlpool, and Nestle, generating many millions of dollars in income and Intellectual Property (IP). Simon has also managed global academic research projects valued at over $1 million since 2010, related to life cycle assessment (LCA), co-design, emerging technology, energy efficiency and sustainability strategy. His work has been recognised internationally, including being a 2015 IDEA Award finalist; 2014 Melbourne Design Award Gold recipient; Australian Design Award 2011, and Good Design recipient 2011, 2012 and 2015; and Red Dot Award recipient 2010.