Our network of forums, working groups and advisory groups engages our Fellows in debate and discussion around some of the world's most important, technology-led issues.
It allows the Academy to draw on the expertise of its members and external experts to advise government, industry and the community on how technology can improve the quality of life of all Australians.
For enquiries about ATSE Forums please contact Policy Research or the staff member indicated in the relevant subject area.
ATSE’s Agriculture Forum is comprised of over 100 Fellows and other experts involved in local and international agriculture and food related research and industry.
The focus of ATSE's Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Working Group is to identify key principles that will help drive Australia’s response to climate change.
If you are interested in the Agriculture Forums please contact Janine Rayner for further information.
Improved quality and reach of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and ongoing skills development for an innovative, knowledge-based workforce are vital for Australia’s prosperity, for its capacity to meet national challenges, and for its global competiveness.
With more than 100 ATSE Fellows and other experts on hand, the Education Forum works to shape the future of education in Australia – driving innovation and creativity in the education of engineering and technological sciences.
If you are interested in the Education Forum please contact Janine Rayner for further information.
Australia’s energy needs and resources are evolving rapidly. ATSE aims to promote the development and application of technology to improve the sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint of Australia’s energy supplies.
ATSE’s Energy Forum comprises of more than 150 Fellows and other experts who work together in an effort to drive low-carbon energy solutions for Australia and globally.
If you are interested in the Energy Forum please contact Dominic Banfield for further information.
Healthcare in Australia is facing increasingly complex challenges, such as an aging population and an increasing prevalence of chronic disease. Technological advances offer important solutions to these challenges, and opportunities for new industry growth.
ATSE believes that there is a need for advanced technological solutions for a healthy Australia and has identified National Technology Challenges that serve as a basis for our work.
If you are interested in the Health Technology Forum please contact Dr Emily Finch for further information.
Innovation is the key to maintaining a strong economy and increasing standards of living. ATSE’s Industry and Innovation Forum examines how research, technology and education can help to promote innovation and improve productivity in the Australian economy.
The focus of the Digital Futures Working Group is on preparing Australian industry and society to be leaders and fast followers in the emergence and development of digital futures.
Set up in line with one of ATSE’s emerging "challenge areas", the Industry and Innovation Forums form a core policy focus for ATSE, and is open for ATSE Fellows to express interest in joining.
Please contact Dr Emily Finch for further information.
Formed in 2011, the Infrastructure Forum is a relatively small group of Fellows that work on a number of relevant, priority areas – like international infrastructure planning and disaster resilience.
If you are interested in the Infrastructure Forum please contact Dr Emily Finch for further information.
ATSE believes that Australia needs efficient and sustainable natural resource management based on good science and has identified National Technology Challenges that serve as a basis for our work.
ATSE’s work in this area is driven by a number of Forums including the Water Forum and the Mineral Resources Forum.
There are over 35 Fellows in the ATSE Mineral Resources Forum. The focus of the forum is to examine efficient and sustainable mineral resource management for positive community impacts, increased discovery rates, increased efficiency and decreased environmental impact of Australia’s mineral resources sector.
The Water Forum brings together more than 100 ATSE Fellows and other experts and works to explore the role of water in Australia’s economy and environment – and consider ways to improve it.
For enquiries regarding the Natural Resources Forums contact Dominic Banfield.
The Academy recognises that more direct action is needed to address the gender imbalance both within the Academy membership and its structures and activities as well as more broadly in promoting women in senior level in technological sciences and engineering in Australia. To this end, in 2015 it established a Gender Equity Working Group, with clear Terms of Reference, to advise the Board on gender equity issues and to work with the ATSE CEO in providing advice and direction on implementation of this Policy.
Read more about the Gender Equity Working Group
ATSE’s work in International Collaboration is driven by the International Strategy Group.
Cooperation in science and technology is a key element in national science and innovation systems and is vital in supporting our economic growth, and social and environmental wellbeing. This is because collaborative S&T research relationships are proven to produce better research and optimise environment for innovation breakthroughs.
ATSE believes that Australia’s economic competitiveness and social and environmental well-being depend on translating its science and technology research into industry innovation and application – a process vitally strengthened through effective international engagement.
If you are interested in the International Strategy Group please contact Dr Carolyn O'Brien for further information.
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