The motivations of stakeholders when developing university industry collaborations in an Australian university: three case studies
With a focus on the disciplines of design, health and business, this study provides real-world insight into influencing the development of university/industry collaborations enhancing the student experience, and potentially impacting employability after graduation.
Australia’s China knowledge capability: university teaching, research, and future needs
This report was developed as a resource for those with a stake in the China relationship across the university, government, corporate and community sectors – to consider how Australia can best develop a long-term capability which adapts and adjusts with the changes in both Australia...
The role of universities in driving overseas investment into UK research and development
While universities already play an important role in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the UK, there is a clear opportunity for this role to be expanded and enhanced through better collaboration between universities, local partners and government. The purpose of this report is to...
Supporting world-class research translation in Australia
This report provides a clear set of principles, that can be applied across all Australian research institutions, to meet the evolving and long-term needs of society and the economy. It includes a spotlight on the key issues for research organisations, with practical actions to move...
How to talk to policymakers about research
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.
Inquiry into Victorian universities’ investment in skills
Victoria is facing a shortage of skilled workers in several sectors, including healthcare, community services, engineering, teaching, digital and technology, construction and agriculture. This inquiry examines how Victorian universities can play a greater role to support the pipeline of skilled workers in government priority areas.
Higher education research commercialisation intellectual property framework: practical guide
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.
Research that matters: community and industry partnerships
Shaping systems and processes, changing public attitudes, and influencing policy is grounded in partnerships. In this episode, Torrens University researchers share insights into how industry, academia and government can come together to make transformational change across different sectors – from construction to hospitality.
University research commercialisation: action plan
This strategy document aims to ensure that Australia’s universities play a bigger role in the nation's economy, working with Australian businesses to develop the next generation of great Australian products and companies.
Review of university-industry collaboration in teaching and learning: final report
This review report recommends short-term and long-term actions that government, higher education providers and industry can take to promote greater collaboration across the sector. It considers how to increase industry engagement in teaching and learning through improved course curricula, opportunities to combine work, study and...
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.
Job-ready graduates: Higher Education Reform Package 2020
This discussion paper outlines how public investment in higher education will focus on 'national priorities,' and tailor a system that delivers for students, industry and the community. The Morrison Government says the changes are aimed at driving the nation’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fostering process innovations in construction through industry–university consortium
This study aims to describe the development of an industry–university (IU) relationship which has enabled the conduct of practically and scientifically relevant research. Using empirical data, this study describes how to create a win-win IU innovation relationship that enables the implementation of process innovations into...
Clever collaborations: the strong business case for partnering with universities
In recent years, right around the world, governments and policy makers have wrestled with how to lift collaboration between businesses and universities. There is a growing body of evidence that shows that when companies tap into the expertise of universities and their researchers, it boosts...
Universities New Zealand: collaboration between universities and industry
This paper defines university-industry collaboration (UIC), explores the key benefits of UIC, and provides insights into how to improve UIC in New Zealand and how to measure the outcome of UIC.
If living labs are the answer – what's the question? A review of the literature
The world's economy is becoming increasingly knowledge intensive. This will drive further technological, societal and organisational change. A knowledge intensive economy gives the producers of knowledge – universities – a potentially key role in shaping our future.
Report of the Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements
In July 2015, the then Minister for Education and Training, Christopher Pyne, appointed Dr Ian Watt AO to conduct a review of research policy and funding arrangements. This report outlines the findings from the review.
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.
Translating research for economic and social benefit: country comparisons
This report makes evidence-based findings about how current levels of translation, commercialisation and collaboration in Australia could be improved and examines how international models could be applied in Australia.
DASSH Submission to ACOLA on the Review of Australia's Research Training System
The current research training system (RTS) seems to be working reasonably well, producing high quality and innovative researchers in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH). One challenge that the sector faces is ensuring the appropriateness of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholarship, for those...
National survey of research commercialisation: 2015 review report
This report presents findings from The National Survey of Research Commercialisation (NSRC) survey on the research engagement and commercialisation activities of publicly funded research organisations in Australia.
Research engagement for Australia: measuring research engagement between universities and end users
The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) believes that realising the benefits of Australia’s world-class research system requires translation of its outputs into economic and societal benefits. The effective translation of research will be at the core of Australia’s future competitiveness and prosperity.
Boosting the commercial returns from research: strategy
Introduction As a key, business-focused element of the Economic Action Strategy, the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda brings together and builds on the Government’s other economic reform efforts to make the most of Australia’s strengths and business opportunities. Through the Competitiveness Agenda, the Government aims...
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...
Venturous Australia: building strength in innovation
According to the report, the architecture of Australia’s existing national innovation system is now a generation old and requires an urgent re-appraisal and re-structuring. Its 72 recommendations range across the components of an effective system, focusing on innovation in business, strengthening people and skills, excellence...