ATSE’s policy priorities, as set by our Fellows, are high-level, national in focus and cut across the work of multiple topic forums.
These priorities are not to the exclusion of other work or themes, rather, they are intended as a strategic guide for prioritising work and ensuring that ATSE’s program of activities and advocacy is aligned to key issues.
Enhancing research collaboration, translation and commercialisation
This issue is a critical focus of ATSE policy work, past and present. Research collaboration, translation and commercialisation will be critical to Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic and social disruption. Research, technology and education can help to promote innovation and improve productivity in the Australian economy.
Exciting and educating young people in STEM
Recent disasters have demonstrated how critical STEM skills are to Australia’s wellbeing – in health, environmental management, and preparing for whatever the future brings. Exciting young people in STEM includes preparing Australia’s workforce for the future, and ensuring they have the necessary digital skills, adaptability, and resilience.