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Policy

Strengthening the effectiveness and sustainability of international research infrastructures

Research infrastructures are long-term enterprises. They are increasingly diverse in nature, may operate under very different models of governance and financing, and within diverse and evolving financial and political contexts. They represent strategic investments which are indispensable for enabling and developing research in all scientific...
Briefing paper

Big deal: Should universities outsource more core research infrastructure?

This issues paper argues that while outsourcing is not uniformly good or bad, services with a principally academic market seem to be especially susceptible to monopoly or oligopoly dynamics among commercial providers.
Policy report

Building regional research systems across Australia

This Policy Statement sets out how to ensure regional research systems are sufficiently robust to enable valuable research to be conducted throughout Australia.
Report

Australian intellectual property report 2017

This report focuses on the data related to IP in Australia, with discussion of the Productivity Commission (PC) inquiry and a side report on University-Industry Collaboration.
Guide

Guide to research and innovation strategies for smart specialisations

This guide has been conceived as a methodological guidance for policy-makers and implementing bodies on how to prepare for and how to design, draft and implement a national/regional research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation (RIS3).
Report

Growth through innovation and collaboration: a review of the Cooperative Research Centres Programme

Executive Summary: The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme has been a feature of the Australian Government research and innovation agenda for 25 years. The programme has been subject to many reviews, each initiated to determine whether it was delivering on its stated objectives. In response...
Video

The smartest places on earth: why rustbelts are emerging hotspots of global innovation

Examines the changing dynamic and the transformation of “rustbelt” cities, the former industrial centers of the U.S. and Europe, into a “brainbelt” of design and innovation.
Evaluation

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) project reviews: overarching report

In August 2014, the Australian government commissioned KPMG to undertake an independent review of the 27 research infrastructure projects funded under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) 2013. The NCRIS projects were assessed and rated across their governance, effectiveness, efficiency, integration, financial management and...
Report

Review of the R&D tax incentive

The Turnbull Government is encouraging feedback from Australia’s research and development (R&D) community, businesses and industry groups and other stakeholders on the R&D Tax Incentive Review findings released today. The review was undertaken by Chair of Innovation Australia Bill Ferris, Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel...
Working paper

Rewarding researcher–industry engagement and collaboration: Developing an ‘Impact and Engagement for Australia’ (IEA) metric

OECD data shows that Australian researchers are less engaged in collaboration with industry than their counterparts in other countries. This is of particular concern for Australia given the large proportion of our researchers in the public sector. Calls to address this problem have increasingly been...