Our experience in developing tools and infrastructure for policy research and practice includes working collaboratively with government, universities, NGOs and the private sector to develop innovative tools and web services that provide real-world impact in society and with industry.
The Policy Database is an ongoing partnership between APO and Informit. APO provides the Policy Database to help Informit’s education, government and corporate customers discover hard-to-find policy content quickly and easily, while APO benefits by expanding our policy reach through Informit’s well-established Australasian network.
Virtual Hub for Climate Change Innovation
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria)
The Virtual Hub for Climate Change Innovation was developed to support climate change innovators as part of the Victoria State Government’s Virtual Centre for Climate Change Innovation initiative. It contained a Knoweldge Hub, Network Hub and Project Hub detailing climate change mitigation projects funded by the Department. APO developed the Hub in collaboration with Swinburne University’s Centre for Design Innovation (CDI).
Linked Semantic Platforms Infrastructure Project
Australian Research Council
APO, together with Swinburne University, led the Linked Semantic Platforms Research Project and a consortium of Australian universities and industry partners. The project developed innovative tools to support interdisciplinary research on critical public policy issues, including using artificial intelligence to develop the Public Policy Taxonomy.
BuiltBetter Knowledge Hub
CRC for Low Carbon Living
The BuiltBetter Knowledge Hub was a tool that supported practitioners to make better policy and practice decisions in the built environment and helped researchers engage with practitioners to have impact. APO developed and managed the Knowledge Hub in collaboration with Swinburne University and the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living.
‘How-To-Hub’ for Sustainable Building Policy
Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN)
The 'How-To-Hub' for Sustainable Building Policy provided an easy way for municipal policymakers to navigate, analyse and prioritise a broad range of online resources on building efficiency. APO built and managed the knowledge hub in collaboration with the Global Buildings Performance Network, directed by Associate Professor Peter Graham of Monash University. The Hub contents has been transferred to GBPN's Policy Evidence Library.
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