Dr Simon Lockrey is a leading sustainable design academic and entrepreneur. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design within RMIT’s School of Design, and Executive Director of global urban gardening brand Glowpear.
Simon has designed products for organisations such as Dyson, Kimberly Clark, Henkel, Sabco, Whirlpool, and Schiavello, resulting in many millions of dollars of revenue and intellectual property, as well as Australian Design Awards (2011, 2012 at Dyson) and a Red Dot Award (2010 at Dyson).
His research domains at RMIT include life cycle assessment, eco-tool development, co-design, sustainability strategy, and food waste, generating millions of dollars of ‘industry facing’ research, Simon working with the likes of CHEP, Visy, Nestlé, Grocon, Australia Post and Breville.
His government and NGO partners include the EPA, AFGC, Australia Post, Australian Antarctic Division, Uniting AgeWell, and Sustainability Victoria. Recently Simon helped lead the successful $210 million Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and $121 million Fight Food Waste CRC bids. He is published through international masthead newspapers, academic literature, and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Simon regularly speaks at international conferences and keynotes on issues of design and sustainability.