Research and development
This report examines how policy-makers currently engage with cutting-edge research, and considers ways to improve the relationship between those who push at the boundaries of knowledge and those who govern the country.
The global deployment of solar power technology, at increasing scale, will be critical to the success of the global energy transition. This report outlines the economic benefits available to Australia by investing in an integrated silicon and solar cell supply chain.
This paper presents a high level vision for New Zealand’s public Research, Science and Innovation (RSI) system, including key policy directions and actions, and provides a roadmap to implement the reform programme.
This paper recommends that Forum for Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) governments, stakeholders and other likeminded entities prioritise cooperative research and development efforts on deployment of artificial intelligence as a tool for climate change monitoring and management and accelerating development and adoption of privacy enhancing...
A key conclusion from this report is that the United Kingdom is unlikely to lead in an increasingly competitive, global life science market unless it has a clear sense of the role of government within the health research ecosystem – and a mechanism to deliver...
The Western Australian intellectual property (IP) policy review aims to develop an outcomes-focused IP policy that reflects best practice and encourages innovation by the public sector and guide public sector agencies to create beneficial outcomes by developing and commercialising IP. This discussion paper outlines proposed...
This guide is a resource for those undertaking transactions between universities and industry partners. The guide is based on Australian and international best practice, and draws upon guidance published by a wide range of trusted, publicly-available resources.
Drawing upon International Energy Agency (IEA) data and accounting for some of the differences in energy RD&D context and data reporting mechanisms between the countries, this paper highlights how Australia’s reported government energy RD&D spend has decreased significantly since 2013.
Co-creation – the joint production of innovation between combinations of industry, research, government and civil society – was widely used to respond to COVID-19 challenges. This paper analyses 30 international co-creation initiatives that were implemented to address COVID-19 challenges.
Co-creation – the joint production of innovation between combinations of industry, research, government and civil society – was widely used to respond to the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper describes 30 COVID-19 co-creation initiatives from 21 countries and three international cases.
While net-zero emissions by 2050 is the destination for Australia’s emissions, the critical questions are how will we get there and at what rate. This is currently unclear. The Australian Energy Transition Research Plan’s first report was released in June 2021 and emphasises that the...
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.
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...
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
This position paper outlines the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering's thoughts on policy requirements needed to support economic growth in Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This research plan identifies the urgent and strategic research priorities (and critical gaps) that require assessment for a successful Australian energy transition.