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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...
Report

Challenges for Australian research and innovation

This paper argues that universities have done a fantastic job of investing in health and medical research that has delivered new products and services in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines. It has placed Australia in a good position to confront the current coronavirus-related health crisis...
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.
Strategy

Defence, science and technology strategy 2030

This document outlines the Australian government's ambitions and aspirations, and establishes the overall science and technology (S&T) priorities for Defence. This strategy seeks to ensure the national S&T enterprise is nurtured and leveraged to achieve scale in the resources that are applied to research problems.
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.
Submission

Universities Australia 2020-21 pre-Budget submission

Throughout this submission, Universities Australia encourages the federal government to recognise the central role of universities in the COVID-19 response and recovery.
Report

The role of US innovation in securing Australia's economic future

This report argues that since the Second World War, no single country has continually helped Australia to be more innovative than the United States. In addition to the fact Australia now receives more investment from the United States than any other country, US investment is...
Strategy

Northern Territory renewable hydrogen strategy

The Northern Territory has embraced a target of net zero emissions by 2050 and hydrogen can play a central role in its realisation. This strategy articulates the potential hydrogen opportunities, the Territory’s competitive advantages and how the Territory can leverage these to be a centre...