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Jason Bender

Partner, Head of Innovation and Deloitte Space


Design and technology focussed executive with 30 years experience in innovation and business development across high-growth technology sectors. 

As an experienced entrepreneur who has founded, scaled and exited 5 businesses across Australia and Europe he brings a strong entrepreneurial mindset to his client’s most difficult challenges to assess market trends, foster high-performing teams, and implement viable, commercial outcomes.

Partner at Deloitte, leading the Australian firm's Innovation Program where under his leadership Deloitte has been recognised as one of Australia's Most Innovative Companies for 8 straight years, the last 3 in the top 2 (#1 in 2021)

Co-leads our Space agenda to accelerate the growth and scale of the Australian Space Industry, creating economic growth and jobs. His team conceived the global Gravity Challenge, connecting downstream demand with space-tech supply capability delivering commercial outcomes for the corporates and innovators. In its third year the program includes 300+ innovation teams competing across 12 challenges. Now working to bring Australia's first Mission to the Moon to life.