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Introducing globally recognised scientist, innovator and entrepreneur Dr Elizabeth Iorns
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World Class New Zealander Dr Elizabeth Iorns is a globally recognised scientist, innovator and entrepreneur, who is the co-founder, and current CEO & President (and Chairman of the Board) of Silicon Valley start-up Science Exchange.

Science Exchange is a world-leading marketplace for outsourced scientific research and development – connecting scientists with a network of over 2500 qualified scientific research institutions all over the world, including contract research organisations (CROs) and manufacturers (CMOs), academic labs and government facilities.

Elizabeth has been widely recognised for her achievements - including being named one of 

Goldman Sachs' '100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs'; finalist for Scrip's Executive of the Year Award; Kevin Abosch 'Women in Tech' portrait series; Nature Magazine’s 'Ten People Who Mattered'; ELLE's Women in Tech; and one of WIRED’s '50 Women Who Are Changing The World'.

Congratulations, Elizabeth, on your 2019 Kea World Class New Zealand Award. Kea’s Awards recognise inspirational, world leading Kiwis and friends who are making outstanding contributions to New Zealand’s economic, social and cultural development. Kea's 2019 recipients are showing the world that our nation’s spirit extends far beyond its size.


“I've never been afraid to ask for help. I would not be here today without the help advisors, mentors, investors and my team.


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