Stimulating the science and research ecosystem creates jobs and investment

Stimulating the science and research ecosystem creates jobs and investment 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 the economy including the role current and any…

Regional Australia

Enhancing research outcomes from Australia’s regional, rural and remote universities

Enhancing research outcomes from Australia’s regional, rural and remote universities Improving research potential and outcomes at universities in the regional, rural and remote research sector The Australian Government Department of Education has engaged the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to work with the regional, rural and remote (RRR) research sector to better understand the…

ACOLA Horizon Scanning: Artificial Intelligence report

The effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence: An opportunity to improve our wellbeing

Horizon Scanning Series The effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence: An opportunity to improve our wellbeing As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more advanced its applications will become increasingly complex and will find their place in homes, work places and cities. AI offers broad-reaching opportunities, but uptake also carries serious implications for human capital, social…

Annual Reports

ACOLA Annual Reports 2019 Annual Report “2019 has been another very productive year with ACOLA working on four projects under the Horizon Scanning series for the Australian Government. It also saw the release of the third report in the Horizon Scanning series: Synthetic biology in Australia: an outlook to 2030 at Customs House in Brisbane…

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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…

SAF Book: Harnessing interdisciplinary research for innovation and prosperity

Securing Australia’s Future Securing Australia’s Future: Harnessing interdisciplinary research for innovation and prosperity ACOLA formally launched the book Securing Australia’s Future: Harnessing interdisciplinary research for innovation and prosperity on Wednesday 28 June 2017 at the Shine Dome in Canberra. Following the launch, a panel session with Dr Alan Finkel, Prof Ian Chubb, Prof Peter McPhee…

ACOLA SAF10 Skills and capabilities for Australian enterprise innovation

Skills and capabilities for Australian enterprise innovation

Securing Australia’s Future SAF10: Skills and capabilities for Australian enterprise innovation It is widely accepted that Australia needs an innovative, flexible and creative workforce with the capabilities to enable the country to maximize its opportunities. While technical and scientific capabilities are recognised as critical, there is a growing awareness that innovation also requires people who…