Dr Ben McNeil

Dr Ben McNeil is an award-winning scientist and founder of, a platform that connects researchers with on-going sponsors to fund breakthrough thinking. Ben has been an oceanographer for nearly twenty years. After working as a post-doctoral research fellow at Princeton University, he now lives in Sydney, Australia with his family and is based at the University of New South Wales. The idea for Thinkable came out of Ben's passion for creative, blue-sky thinking, but frustration that this type of science struggles to find traditional support in todays world. Find out more at