Dr Chad Renando

Chad Renando


Research Fellow


Institute for Resilient Regions


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Dr Chad Renando is a Research Fellow (Innovation Ecosystems) with the Rural Economies Centre of Excellence at the University of Southern Queensland, with a focus on understanding the contribution of innovation and entrepreneurship on community resilience in rural economies. Chad has over 30 years’ experience in leadership positions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors in the United States and Australia. His industry leadership roles have included quality, human resources, business development, environmental sustainability, and operations within manufacturing, business consulting, and digital services industries. His current applied research includes supporting collective impact approaches in rural innovation ecosystems, monitoring and evaluating performance of programs and policy, and mapping and evaluating the impact of innovation ecosystem actors and policy.