Innovation is the key to maintaining a strong economy and increasing standards of living. ATSE’s Innovation Advisory Group examines how research, technology and education can help to promote innovation and improve productivity in the Australian economy.
ATSE’s initiatives in this area are driven by the ATSE Innovation Group, chaired by Professor Peter Gray FTSE.
Translating Research into Productivity: Rethinking Linkages (August 2013)
Improving the translation of Australia’s world class research into productivity gains is a key priority for Australia. An important mechanism to achieve this is through better collaboration between industry and publicly funded research organisations.
A recent workshop held on 9 August 2013, Customs House, Brisbane explored how Australia can maximise the translation of research into improved productivity, with a focus on how industry-research linkages can raise productivity at the firm level. The workshop, co-badged with the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), involved more than fifty key thought leaders from industry, government and research from Australia and overseas.
This activity reviewed progress since the 2011 workshops Increasing the innovation dividend from emerging technologies (August 2011) and Strengthening links between public sector research organisations and industry (May 2011).
Translating Research into Economic Benefits for Australia: Rethinking Linkages - Position Paper
Workshop program and issues paper:
Translating Research into Productivity: Rethinking Linkages - Program and Issues Paper
Growing Advanced Technology Manufacturing Enterprises
Brad Dunstan, CEO, VCAMM
Mechanisms for Enhancing the Impact of University-based Research on Company Innovation and Business Performance
Alan Hughes, Centre for Business Research and UK-IRC, University of Cambridge
Drivers and Barriers to Australian Innovation: Rail Innovation Australia Pty Ltd Case Study
Mr Brian Bock, Director RIA, Prof Peter Robinson, Director RIA, Dr Anna Thomas, General Manager RIA
The SME challenge: Lessons from a substantive collaboration with CSIRO
Dr Rowan Gilmore, Managing Director, eM Solutions