CSIRO welcomes release of National Innovation System report
“We look forward to engaging with Government and other stakeholders in developing a response to the Review’s recommendations, in particular those aimed at restoring funding levels for PFRAs and focusing public sector innovation efforts at key national priorities,” CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Geoff Garrett said.
“In my view there are five key areas where we need to focus our innovation efforts to build an all-important national innovation culture:
Education, skills and training in science and engineering – at all levels
Continually improving technology transfer from agencies like CSIRO and universities through to business and government, and more broadly to society
Nurturing increased and more effective collaboration across the National Innovation System and internationally
Investing in research infrastructure
Focusing our innovation efforts on key areas of natural advantage and opportunity.
“Careful consideration of the implementation of the Review’s recommendations will enable national agencies like CSIRO to contribute even greater effort and create more impact in addressing key issues such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, agricultural and food security, health, solutions in tropical environments, and services applications to better utilise broadband infrastructure.”
- CSIRO has welcomed the release of the National Innovation System Review Green Paper
- The paper recognises the important role played by Publicly Funded Research Agencies like CSIRO