Bram Smith is the founding General Manager of the Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet). Bram has a background in mechanical and biomedical engineering with specific experience in software development and project management. Prior to KiwiNet he was Technology Development Manager for WaikatoLink Ltd where he was responsible for managing development staff and Consortium Manager for UniCom which is responsible for investing government development funding. He has a history with start-up ventures including starting his own company developing engine tuning software, and was closely involved in a biomedical equipment start-up company from Aalborg University in Denmark. Bram holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Canterbury.