Enhancing Australia's Prosperity Through Technological Innovation


ATSE is an independent body of more than 800 Australian scientists and engineers seeking to enhance Australia’s prosperity through technological innovation.

Our aspirations and endeavours are explained here. We hope you enjoy learning about them

Our list of ATSE Fellows comprises some of the most influential names in technological sciences and engineering. They’re an important group of people – one that’s been responsible for a number of key technological advancements over the past 40 years.

ATSE is made up of some of Australia’s leading thinkers in technology and engineering. It’s an eclectic group, drawn from academia, government, industry and research, each with a single objective in mind – to apply technology in smart, strategic ways for our social, environmental and economic benefit.

Take a closer look at who we are and what we do, take a look at the Academy’s mission, history and people.


Industry & Innovation

Research Engagement for Australia: Measuring research engagement between universities and end users

This report focusses on developing metrics from existing data collections of Australian university research that can serve as indicators for research engagement, knowledge transfer and/or collaboration

Natural Resources

Focus 189: Australia's Liquid Asset: Meeting our water reform challenges

Water is our most essential substance, so we need to focus on optimising its use and stewardship

Focus Magazine
Health Technology

National Disability Insurance Agency - Towards Solutions for Assistive Technology

The Academy has identified that technologies can play a major role in reducing healthcare costs when they are socially accepted and widely adopted


ARENA’s future research and development priorities

ATSE believes that the proposed priority areas do address a key energy challenge for Australia.

Health Technology

Expert Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation

ATSE recommends that Australia must retain an individual regulatory body to ensure continued safety of the Australian population and grow and promote globally competitive medicine and medical device industries in Australia

Industry & Innovation

Boosting Commercial Returns from Research (Issues Paper)

ATSE provided comments on the Australian Government’s Boosting the commercial returns from research issues paper.


Review of Hydraulic Fracturing in Tasmania

Whilst shale gas exploration is still at an early stage, Australia needs to act quickly to assess its shale gas reserves and resources, as well as consider the potential social, economic and environmental impact of shale gas production

Industry & Innovation

Cooperative Research Centres Programme Review

The CRC Programme has gererated benefits to the economy along with widespread benefits to the environment and the community, and spill-overs to nearly every industry and sector


Australia’s Transport Energy Resilience and Sustainability

The Australian economy depends on well-developed and extensive transport networks that move people, goods and resources domestically and offshore


Energy Green Paper

Australia must position itself to be capable of meeting not just its near-term emissions reductions commitments but its longer term conditional emissions reductions targets

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Latest News


We can measure research engagement

ATSE spearheads a campaign to change the way Australia values research


Australia needs to focus on water reform

ATSE Focus calls for rejuvenated approach to national water reform

Fellows Spotlight


Michael McLaughlin wins Borlaug Award

Professor Michael McLaughlin FTSE, a CSIRO Science Fellow and a Research Professor in Soil Science at the University of Adelaide, is the 2015 IFA Norman Borlaug Award laureate


Bronwyn Evans to chair Growth Centre

Dr Bronwyn Evans FTSE, CEO of Standards Australia, will chair the Government’s Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre

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