Consultation Paper 2021 | Australian Energy Transition Research Plan

AUSTRALIAN ENERGY TRANSITION RESEARCH PLAN Research Priorities Consultation Paper – submissions closed January 2021 Purpose of this consultation paper: To test initial energy research priorities for the Australian Energy Transition Research Plan (Research Plan) following the first round of consultations and early analysis. Key questions: Do the three themes of research priorities, and underpinning eight…

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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…

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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…

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…

Design Issues Paper 2020 | Australian Energy Transition Research Plan

AUSTRALIAN ENERGY TRANSITION RESEARCH PLAN Design Issues Paper – Submissions closed April 2020 The questions… Would you or your organisation be willing to participate with ACOLA in the development and ongoing support of a Research Plan? What should be the scope of the Research Plan (how should we define ‘energy’, ‘transition’ and ‘research’)? What processes…

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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 2020 Annual Report 2020 Annual Report “In 2020, there has been a no more significant time in modern history that the research community, ACOLA and the Learned Academies have come to the service of the nation.” Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA Chair, ACOLA 2019 Annual Report “2019 has been another very productive…