Ben McNeil is leading a new generation of scientific thinkers who deeply value and engage with the wider public. His expertise and interests range from climate science, ocean acidification and clean technology, to the economics of innovation and scientific discovery. Ben is the founder of, a platform that empowers a new generation of scientists to showcase, engage and connect with sponsors who can learn, fund and track research as it happens.

After completing a post-doctoral research fellowship at Princeton University, he now lives in Sydney, Australia with his family and is based at the University of New South Wales. Ben is also finishing his second book that explores the environmental settings that nurture breakthrough scientific discoveries.