ACOLA MIRW3 - Assistive Health Technologies

Making interdisciplinary research work: Final Phase. Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living

Making interdisciplinary research work Assistive health technologies for independent living: a pilot study. Lessons Learned for Interdisciplinary Research: Good Practice (2013-2014) A pilot research project to test the findings from Making Interdisciplinary Research Work – Achieving a Sustainable Australia and Making Interdisciplinary Research Work – Evaluation Framework and Report September 2014 The final component of…

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2014 ACOLA Annual Report

2014 Annual Report   In FY2014 ACOLA Secretariat Ltd has continued to deliver the research projects of the first tranche of the program Securing Australia’s Future. The company has also been closely involved in developing and initiating several second tranche SAF projects. All of these were designed to provide evidence based research for the Prime…

ACOLA SAF04 The role of science,research and technology in lifting Australia's productivity

The role of science, research and technology in lifting Australian productivity

Securing Australia’s Future SAF04: The role of science, research and technology in lifting Australian productivity Through the identification of opportunities for applying knowledge and skills in science and research across a range of industries and sectors including private and public enterprises, this project examines ways to enhance innovation, creativity and productivity in the Australian workforce…

ACOLA MIRE2-The character of interdisciplinary research

Phase 2: The Character of Interdisciplinary Research

Making interdisciplinary research work The Character of Interdisciplinary Research. Examined through a sample of socio-environmental research projects Phase 2: Interdisciplinary Research Applications for Sustainable Resource Utilisation; and Sustainable Growth – Interdisciplinary Research Applications for Economic, Social and Cultural Prosperity (2011-2012) Making Interdisciplinary Research Work (ARC Linkage Learned Academics Special Projects Funding 2010 project LS1000004) commenced…

Australia’s Progress in the 21st Century

Australia’s Progress in the 21st Century Australia’s Progress in the 21st Century (AP21C) is a pilot research and community engagement project which underpins the development of the Australian National Development Index (ANDI) A collaboration of 40 leading community organisations, church groups, businesses and universities who aim to introduce a holistic measure of progress – ANDI…

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2013 ACOLA Annual Report

2013 Annual Report   2012/13 has seen ACOLA Secretariat Ltd take on a new role, initiated by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AO, and utilising its function as the liaison body between the four Learned Academies. Since June 2012, the company has managed a major new three-year multidisciplinary research program Securing Australia’s Future, providing…

ACOLA SAF02 STEM: Country comparisons

STEM Country Comparisons

Securing Australia’s Future SAF02: International comparisons of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) A vibrant capacity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is pivotal to increasing our nation’s productivity. Building on recent research commissioned by Australia’s Chief Scientist to identify STEM skills shortages, this project will critically examine existing solutions to the STEM skills…

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2012 ACOLA Annual Report

2012 Annual Report   2011/12 has seen a rapid expansion of the role of ACOLA as the liaison bodybetween the four Learned Academies. The earlier strengthening of the organisation through the appointment of a professional secretariat has proven to be timely. Those steps enabled ACOLA to swiftly rise to the challenge created early in 2012…