Australian Council of Learned Academies Limited welcomes Board of Directors and appoints the Research Committee

In 2018, the Australian Council of Learned Academies transitioned through a governance restructure and is now a recognised Australian Research Institute, a registered Charity and is an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipient organisation. As part of this transition, ACOLA welcomed a new Board of Directors comprised of the Presidents of ACOLA’s Member Academies and the ACOLA…

Next Generation Agricultural Technologies

Horizon Scanning Series Next Generation Agricultural Technologies Farmer driven innovation has always been a feature of Australian agriculture and the application of science and technology to this sector is not new. Advancements in innovative and transformative technologies could help provide mechanisms for Australia to respond to future challenges such as climate change, changing consumer preferences,…

report into medical technology

Framework for responsible advancement of synthetic biology in Australia

Synthetic biology could reshape the global industrial landscape, creating opportunities and challenges for Australian firms, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA). Synthetic biology in Australia: an outlook to 2030 examines the prospects for a fast-evolving field characterised by bold thinking and interdisciplinary research. Broadly defined, synthetic biology involves…

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The Role of Energy Storage in Australia’s Future Energy Supply Mix

Horizon Scanning Series The Role of Energy Storage in Australia’s Future Energy Supply Delivered as a partnership between Australia’s Chief Scientist and ACOLA, the Energy Storage project studies the transformative role that energy storage may play in Australia’s energy systems; future economic opportunities and challenges; and current state of and future trends in energy storage…

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Research training system review Expert Working Group appointed

Research Training System Review Expert Working Group Appointed ACOLA today has issued a media release announcing the appointment of the Expert Working Group for the Research Training System Review. The Australian Council of Learned Academies has appointed the Expert Working Group to conduct the review of the Research Training System, as announced by the Minister…

Understanding the Formation of the Attitudes to Nuclear Power in Australia

National Academies Forum Understanding the Formation of Attitudes to Nuclear Power in Australia This study seeks to understand the development of Australian attitudes towards the use of nuclear energy for the large-scale generation of electricity. The topic has become more relevant as Australians are now well aware of the risks attributed to a continued dependence…

The Development of Nanotechnologies in Australia

National Academies Forum Environmental, Social, Legal and Ethical Aspects of The Development of Nanotechnologies in Australia Australia has particular research strengths in nanoelectronics, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine and nanomaterials and that these need to be at least maintained to give Australia a competitive edge in global science and technology and thus minimise the risk of losing out…