Co-founder and CEO of CORE Resources Innovation Hub

Tamryn Barker is the Co-founder and CEO of CORE Resources Innovation Hub, a new co-working, collaboration and innovation hub in the Perth CBD focused on the resources and energy sector. CORE brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, operators, suppliers and researchers to connect, collaborate and innovate on industry challenges through digital technologies, and is building a global network of resources and energy focused hubs. CORE’s partner organisations serve as customers, advisors, mentors and investors, making CORE a place where technology start-ups form, develop and engage across the sector.

Tamryn also provides strategic advisory services to Government, Industry and University collaboration and innovation projects and initiatives. She is committed to linking industry, government and research with the talented entrepreneur community in Western Australia, in particular through open innovation and open data platforms. She was one of the first organisers of GovHack Perth and is involved in a range of accelerator programs and hackathons including Unearthed, HealthHack, Hack the Festival, RAC SeedSpark and the NASA SpaceApps Challenge.

Tamryn has a particular interest in China, having lived and worked there for over five years, and is on the Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative Committee. Tamryn has worked for a number of international organisations including the European Commission in Brussels, Delegation of the European Union in Beijing, the European Patent Office and the Western Australian Department of Commerce (Innovative Industries) in diplomatic, trade and economic co-operation posts; and on a number of unique local initiatives including the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project and the Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centre at Curtin University. Tamryn holds a Master degree in Strategic Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Western Australia.


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