Idea

One in five people in the western world are avoiding gluten for health reasons. Unfortunately, that can sometimes mean their diets become inferior in nutrition and taste.

Phil Larkin, Katrina Spencer and Crispin Howitt.  ©karl schwerdtfeger photographer holds copyright over all images

Kebari - the gluten free barley provides the food and beverage industry with a palatable and healthy gluten-free barely to produce healthy and tasty options for people who are coeliac, gluten intolerant or gluten avoiding.

Team

  • Crispin Howitt : Lead CSIRO geneticist behind the development of the barley.
  • Phil Larkin: CSIRO Research manager for healthy cereals.
  • Katrina Spencer : CSIRO Business and Development, with experience in the grains industry.

[Music plays and text appears: ON powered by CSIRO]

[Images flash through of various people in the audience and then the image changes to show Martin Duursma talking to the camera and text appears: Martin Duursma, ON mentor]

Martin Duursma: I’m Martin Duursma, one of the mentors for the ON programme. 

[Image changes to show Martin Duursma walking up to the podium and then the camera pans over the audience and then the image changes to show Martin Duursma talking to the audience]

My background is really around having been a Business Technologist.

[Camera zooms in on Martin Duursma talking to the camera]

So, somebody that really understands customer needs, technology trends and can apply it to business solutions and that’s the sort of stuff that really energises me.  I love figuring out ways to take technology, get it in customer’s hands. 

[Image changes to show a side view and then a rear view of Martin Duursma talking to the audience]

So what motivates a mentor?  Why do we give our time freely? 

[Image changes to show a side view of Martin Duursma at the podium]

First, I think there’s a sense of giving back. 

[Images move through of a rear view of Martin Duursma talking to the audience, the audience, a facing view of Martin Duursma talking to the camera and Martin Duursma at the podium]

Second, it’s a very energising experience.

[Image has changed back to Martin Duursma talking to the camera]

Being able to leverage the experience and the knowledge that I’ve had over many years of taking technology to market

[Images flash through of a side view and then a facing view of Lloyd Niccol talking to people, two males talking, Nancy Schellhorn talking and Martin Duursma talking to the camera]

and now working with fantastic teams that are here in the ON programme, helping them take their products and ideas to the market place and hopefully one of these teams that we’re mentoring can make it big and we’d be part of that.

[Music plays and clapping sounds can be heard]

[Image changes to show the audience clapping]

[Text appears: The future is ON powered by CSIRO, csiro.au/on]

Martin Duursma, ON mentor

Contact ON

Your contact details

First name must be filled in

We'll need to know what you want to contact us about so we can give you an answer.