Research and development

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Report

Stumbling bear, soaring dragon: Russia, China and the geopolitics of global science

This report argues that Western universities need to brace for a geopolitical shock that could dislocate global research networks and dramatically narrow the range of potential collaborative partners.
Policy report

The contribution of RTOs to socio-economic recovery, resilience and transitions

This paper analyses the evolution of the funding, governance and policy context of research and technology organisations (RTOs) over the last ten years, and the implications of these changes on their ability to achieve their mission. The paper also draws implications for policy-makers who play...
Briefing paper

Quantum technology and Victoria

Quantum physics and technology are important frontiers in scientific research and development. This paper provides a snapshot of how the technology is currently being developed
Position paper

ATSE 2022 Federal election position statement

This position paper outlines the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering's thoughts on policy requirements needed to support economic growth in Australia.
Report

Artificial intelligence: your questions answered

This collection of short papers offers a refreshing primer into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and the opportunities and risks this technology presents to Australia.
Strategy

2021 National research infrastructure roadmap

This roadmap identifies needs and sets priorities for future investment in Australia's national research infrastructure. It will guide the 2022 Research Infrastructure Investment Plan, and seeks to maintain Australian excellence in research and innovation and support Australia’s ability to address emerging research challenges.
Audio podcast

Research that matters: creative problem solving

Solving age-old problems and coming up with breakthrough innovations, sometimes simply starts with imagination. In this episode, you’ll meet researchers who have embraced inventiveness in their research practice to shake up the normal way of thinking.
Report

What’s next for national security and research?

This report reviews what measures are in place to protect research in the United Kingdom from foreign interference, including the new National Security and Investment Act (2021) that came into force on 4 January 2022.
Strategy

The NSW industry development framework

This document outlines a structured approach to developing and evaluating ideas and implementing policies that deliver more and better jobs, globally competitive industries, and a resilient economy in New South Wales.
Policy report

Benchmarking critical technologies

There’s a lack of empirical data to ground decision-makers’ advice on everything from capability gaps to priority investment areas. This project is an attempt to begin to bring additional empirical data to the decision-making process.
Policy report

Australia’s digital future: a nation of users or leaders?

Australia risks dropping behind the world’s top technologically-driven nations without a stronger investment in digital technology-based research, innovation and workers, according to this summary for policy-makers.
Working paper

Determinants of innovation novelty: evidence from Australian administrative data

This paper finds that firm-specific factors such as undertaking research and development, persistence of innovation, collaboration, foreign ownership, a business focus on innovation, and core business skills in IT and management are associated with higher levels of innovation novelty.
Report

An Australian DARPA to turbocharge universities’ national security research

More than at any time since World War II, science and technology (S&T) breakthroughs are dramatically redesigning the global security outlook. In this paper, the authors propose establishing a formal partnership between the Defence Department, defence industry and Australian universities.
Briefing paper

Research security, collaboration, and the changing map of global R&D

The global R&D system has undergone significant changes in just 20 years, with total global R&D investment tripling since 2000 to over $2.2 trillion per annum. This paper uses bibliometric data (data on research publications) to provide an alternative, output-based perspective on the change over...
Discussion paper

Budget blueprint 2021: the roaring twenties

This paper outlines four policy areas that could provide tremendous potential for Australia to improve its economic development.
Policy report

Clever country in a changed world: re-thinking Australian science policy

This paper explores the new world order Australian science finds itself within, and outlines a new approach to advance the national interest, sharing specific policy recommendations.
Report

The China question: managing risks and maximising benefits from partnership in higher education and research

This study suggests that on its current trajectory, China is set to overtake the United States to become the world’s biggest spender on research and development, and the UK’s most significant research partner - raising pressing questions for policymakers at a time of rising geopolitical...
Working paper

Innovation quality and global collaborations: insights from Japan

Japan allocates more resources on research and development and files more patent applications than the U.S. and Germany. However, the quality of Japanese innovation severely lags compared to these two nations. This working paper digs deeper into this finding to identify possible policy actions that...
Strategy

Jisc research and innovation sector strategy 2021-2023

This research and innovation sector strategy sets out how Jisc will continue to support the sector over the next two years, empowering researchers and research consortia in developing fundamental, applied and practice-based research and translating it into knowledge exchange, and economic and social impact.
Position paper

Technology Investment Roadmap: first low emissions technology statement - 2020

This technology statement is the first major milestone in the Technology Investment Roadmap. It tries to identify how emerging, low-emissions technologies might become economically competitive with and eventually replace high emission incumbents - but only with the assistance of additional federal funding.