ATSE advocates for a future in which technology, engineering and innovation contribute significantly to Australia’s social, economic and environmental wellbeing.
Technology change, globalisation and demographics will create a set of major opportunities and challenges for Australian business and society. Australia will require an inspirational policy vision to remain a leading society and economy by the end of the next decade.
ATSE is an independent think tank that comprises the leaders in the fields of technology and engineering, who gain Fellowship to the Academy in a highly competitive process. ATSE is one of Australia’s four national Learned Academies but its 800-strong Fellowship, unlike the other three Learned Academies, come from industry, government, research organisations as well as academia.
Our Fellowship develops trusted, informed and visionary views to persuade decision-makers to implement the most progressive policies on the development of technology for the betterment of Australia and its people.
Australia will need to harness technology innovation in all its forms, as part of its successful transition to a national technology and knowledge based economy.
The Academy has a range of policies guiding its strategic and governance initiatives:
Enhancing Australia's prosperity through technology and innovation