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 Philip Vafiadis

Chairman, Innovyz and Innovyz Institute

Philip is founding Director and Chairman of Innovyz and the Innovyz Institute. As leader of strategy, he is an architect of Innovyz’s holistic process and key strategic relationships.


Innovyz assists in the commercialisation of technology with a focus on industries such as resources, energy, advanced manufacturing, health, and software.


Philip is also a founding member and Chairman of Musitec, a music and creative industries cluster organisation supporting creatives and related technologists alike. Musitec operates globally as an independent not-for-profit company, seeded with funding from the Government of South Australia.


Philip has been a long time serial entrepreneur and innovator. He continues to Chair his first business, VAF Research, which he founded at 17 years of age and went on to create some of the best loudspeakers available, and which Rolling Stone Magazine described as “The ultimate in high fidelity performance with the best bass in the world”. In addition, Philip founded and/or co-founded six other innovation companies including ZEN Energy Systems which has been recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. With international relationships across multiple technology industry segments, and with a deep passion and experience in the process of innovation, Philip is a sought after strategic advisor. He has worked with many companies; opening doors, making connections, and advising founders and Boards on strategies for technology, innovation, transition, future markets and growth. Alongside these activities, Philip mentors a number of early stage high-growth companies and is an active angel investor.

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