Article by Distinguished Professor Stewart Lockie

Article: November 2020 Growing with technology: Australia’s agricultural future will need a comprehensive approach There’s nothing like an empty supermarket shelf to remind us how utterly dependent we are on agriculture. In the 1980s we were told agriculture was a sunset industry destined to decline in importance as the service and technology sectors grew. Fast forward to…

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The Internet of Things

Horizon Scanning Series The Internet of Things (IoT) presents exciting opportunities to reimagine the way that we live in our cities and regions. As the IoT is further developed, not only will enterprise and industry be transformed, but so too will be the way we interact with each other and the world around us. For…

Panel discussion – Research Investment will be vital to Victoria’s economic recovery

Past Event | Link to view Panel discussion: Research Investment will be vital to Victoria’s economic recovery Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020 The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) hosted a panel session to discuss its report: Stimulating the Science and Research Ecosystem Creates Jobs and Investment. The report, commissioned by Victoria’s Lead Scientist, Dr…

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Media Release Sept 2020: Australia’s agricultural future: growing with technology

Media Release: 29 September 2020 Australia’s agricultural future: growing with technology Drought, climate variability, biosecurity, global competition and consumer preferences are some of the greatest challenges facing Australian farmers, their impacts threatening our position among the most efficient primary producers in the world. However, Australia’s primary producers have a long history of embracing innovation and adopting…

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The future of agricultural technologies

Horizon Scanning Series The future of agricultural technologies The adoption of emerging agricultural technology could help to respond to future trends and catalyse the transformational change needed in the agricultural sector, in terms of profitability, sustainability and productivity. These are among the findings of a panel of experts in a new report from the Australian…

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Media Release Sept 2020: Research investment will be vital to Victoria’s economic recovery

Media Release: September 2020 Research investment will be vital to Victoria’s economic recovery Victoria’s recovery from a year of crisis will rely on continued commitment to research and innovation – both key drivers of economic growth. A report released today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) shows that past investments in research have…

Stimulating the science and research ecosystem creates jobs and investment

Stimulating the science and research ecosystem creates jobs and investment Past Event | Link to Panel Discussion recording ACOLA, commissioned by Victoria’s Lead Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples, has produced a report outlining the value of investing in science and research in Victoria, that has brought national relevance. It highlights the broad value of research across…

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Media Release 18Aug20: What will it take for you to trust artificial intelligence?

Media Release: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 What will it take for you to trust artificial intelligence? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is helping to improve our society, enhance Australia’s wellbeing, improve environmental sustainability and create a more equitable, inclusive and fair society. But as we work to reshape government delivery with AI, are we asking the right…