Willetton’s Tele Tan named innovation leader for work with autism


Tele Tan.
Tele Tan.

FOUNDER and deputy director of the Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance Tele Tan has been named as a winner of the Innovation Leader Scholarships for Creative Innovation 2016.

Willetton resident Mr Tan was among nine Australians to win the opportunity to present their innovations to the world’s elite business thinkers and leaders at Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2016 as recipients of the Ci2016 Innovation Leader Scholarships.

Deemed an emerging leader, Mr Tan was selected for his achievements as founder of a start-up social enterprise and social innovation harnessing the special talents of people on the autism spectrum.

Later this year, Mr Tan will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with key industry leaders, share and discuss his ideas and issues, and present his innovation ideas in a 60-second pitch on the main stage to renowned global innovators, futurists, scientists and leaders and event attendees.