Industry & innovation

Australia’s productivity and competitiveness relies on an innovative industry sector that embraces research, technological innovation and local and international collaboration.

Australia's industries stand at a crossroads. To compete on the global stage, they must transform into innovation hotspot.

The Industry & Innovation Forum brings together Fellows from across industry domains to foster collaboration across sectors.

The Forum’s purpose is to transform scientific discoveries into economic engines, and equip industry with the latest research, and unlock the power of diverse perspectives. By building bridges, not silos, the Forum aims to propel Australia's industries to new heights of productivity and competitiveness. The Forum is currently exploring scaling, translating and commercialising innovations. 


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Innovation Metrics Review

At the recommendation of Innovation and Science Australia, the Australian Government has reviewed the adequacy of the innovation metrics it measures and reports on.

Industry & innovation


Forum leadership

Co-Chair:Dr Dimity Dornan AO FTSE  
Co-Chair: Professor Saeid Nahavandi FTSE
Deputy Chair: Professor Bronwyn Harch FTSE  
Appointed Member:Dr Sue Keay FTSE


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Nov 2023
Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

Top engineers and applied scientists launch toolkit to create more diverse and inclusive Aussie businesses.

Diversity & inclusion
STEM careers
ATSE IMG Building
Feb 2024
Submission on Supporting the Development of Sovereign Capability of the Australian Tech Sector

Australia is well-positioned to develop strong sovereign capability in technology.

Research translation
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Feb 2024
Letter on raising the sophisticated investor threshold to Hon Stephen Jones MP

Expresss concerns about the proposed changes to the sophisticated investor exemption under the Corporations Act.

Research translation
ATSE Priorities Research (1)
May 2023
Federal Budget: Greater investment for Australian innovation critical for a resilient, decarbonised economy

ATSE has welcomed measures for science and technology in the Federal Budget however calls for further strategy and investment to grow wealth and wellbeing by making Australia a global leader in research and innovation.

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Mar 2024
Powering the future: innovations in energy storage

Hear from Dr Bruce Godfrey FTSE and Professor Amanda Ellis to explore the potential of battery technologies, emerging storage solutions, and their impact on renewable energy.

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May 2024
Changes to higher education support will enable future Australian innovation

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of paid placements for student teachers with mandatory placements, as well as changes to make HELP repayments fairer and simpler for students.



ATSE’s other sector forums


SDG Roundel

#8 – Decent work and economic growth

#9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure

#12 – Responsible consumption and production