ACOLA SAF13 Review of Australia's Research Training System

Research training system review

Securing Australia’s Future SAF13: Research training system review Australia’s Higher Degree by Research (HDR) training system is critical to our future economic strength. It provides a highly qualified research workforce, enabling research and innovation across the academic, industry, government and not-for-profit sectors, as well as contributing substantially to Australia’s and the world’s body of knowledge.…

ACOLA SAF11 Australia's Diaspora Advantage: Realising the potential for building transnational business networks with Asia

Australia’s Diaspora Advantage: Realising the potential for building transnational business networks with Asia

Securing Australia’s Future SAF11: Australia’s Diaspora Advantage: Realising the potential for building transnational business networks with Asia As a dynamic economy in a rapidly developing region, Australia seeks to utilise all available resources to manage regional opportunities and risks for growth and stability. Australia’s international business relations are strengthened by the diasporas, of which Asian…

ACOLA Future Earth Australia

Future Earth Australia

Future Earth Australia Future Earth Australia has been established with funding from the Australian Council of Learned Academies to coordinate Australia’s participation in the global Future Earth Initiative, a new international platform for building and connecting global knowledge to intensify the impact of research and find new ways to accelerate sustainable development. Future Earth aims…

ACOLA SAF09 Translating research for economic and social benefit: country comparisons

Translating research for economic and social benefit – Country comparisons

Securing Australia’s Future SAF09: Translating research for economic and social benefit – Country comparisons There is an identified urgent need for Australia to improve the application of outputs from its investment in publicly funded research. Utilising country comparisons, this project will analyse international best practice approaches to encouraging and facilitating research translation, commercialisation and collaboration.…

ACOLA SAF01 Australia's comparative advantage

Australia’s Comparative Advantage

Securing Australia’s Future SAF01: Australia’s Comparative Advantage Establishing proper policy foundations, combined with public support and effective leadership, will better place Australia on a trajectory for national well-being. While change is challenging, the benefits of systematic reform and investment in our future to build Australia’s comparative advantage will mean higher living standards, increased equity and…

ACOLA SAF08 Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility

Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility

Securing Australia’s Future SAF08: Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility Australia is one of the most urbanised nations in the world, with almost two thirds of the population concentrated in five metropolitan areas. Projected urban expansion, and the residential expectations of many Australians, are raising acute questions relating to the planning and provision of social, economic and…

ACOLA SAF05 Technology and Australia's Future

Technology and Australia’s Future: New technologies and their role in our security, cultural, democratic, social and economic systems

Securing Australia’s Future SAF05: Technology and Australia’s Future – New technologies and their role in our security, cultural, democratic, social and economic systems Adaptability and innovation are central to a healthy and prosperous future. New technologies (their creation and their uptake) are critical in enabling Australia’s innovative capacity and productive potential. This project will examine…

ACOLA SAF07 Australia's Agricultral Future

Australia’s Agricultural Future

Securing Australia’s Future SAF07: Australia’s Agricultural Future Agriculture is an important part of the Australian economy and an area of significant comparative advantage. Agriculture can post major successes in developing and adopting innovations and new technologies particularly in dry land cropping, pasture-based production systems and biosecurity arrangements that protect against pest and disease incursions. The…

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2015 ACOLA Annual Report

2015 Annual Report   In FY2015, ACOLA has continued to deliver the first and second tranches ofthe program Securing Australia’s Future (SAF). The eight projects involved to date were designed to provide evidence-based research initially for the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering & Innovation Council (PMSEIC) and more recently for the Commonwealth Science Council. Dr Margaret…

ACOLA SAF03 Smart engagement with Asia

Smart engagement with Asia: Leveraging language, research and culture

Securing Australia’s Future SAF03: Smart engagement with Asia: Leveraging language, research and culture The depth of Australia’s linguistic and inter-cultural competence will be a determining factor in the future success of developments in innovation, science and technology, research capacity, international mobility, trade relations and economic competitiveness. In the medium to longer term, the Asia Pacific…