Gary McDarby

Gary McDarby

Enterprize Tasmania at CEO

Startupbootcamp Energy Australia Mentor

Dr. Gary McDarby is a technology consultant with a background in Electronic Engineering and Neuroscience. He has a 1st Class honors degree in Electronic Engineering (UCD 1988), a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science (UCD 1995) and an MIT endorsed Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (UNSW 2000). He spent 4 years as Principal Investigator leading the MindGames group in MIT Media Lab Europe focusing on technology and Neuroscience. This group was responsible for notable inventions including the relax to win concept – a novel gaming strategy for stress management (now commercialised), Aura-Lingua – a new way of getting sensory information into the brain (now commercialised) and the Cerebus Brain Computer Interface – the first ever wireless, configurable, portable brain-computer interface. He is a founding director of Camara Education – an organisation that distributes refurbished computers in the developing world. He is the founder of the Liberties Computer Clubhouse – a state of the art technology learning center enabling disadvantaged youth. He is a co-founder of the SMART project, an initiative that develops communication and control technologies for people who have suffered a severe spinal injury.

He is currently the CEO of Enterprize Tasmania, a new state-supported entity that cultivates and supports entrepreneurial endeavor specifically focusing around technology.