Innovation and Science Australia

Innovation and Science Australia is an independent statutory board, with responsibility for providing strategic whole-of-government advice to the Government on all science, research and innovation matters. The Board complements the Commonwealth Science Council, which continues to advise the Government on high level science challenges facing Australia.

Innovation and Science Australia was announced as part of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Legislation to establish Innovation and Science Australia as an independent statutory board received Royal Assent on 20 October 2016.

The Board is chaired by Mr Bill Ferris AC, and Australia’s Chief Scientist serves as Deputy Chair.

Chair
Bill Ferris AC

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Deputy Chair
Dr Alan Finkel AO

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The work of Innovation and Science Australia

Innovation and Science Australia has been tasked by the Australian Government with establishing a strategic plan for the Australian innovation, science and research system out to 2030. The 2030 strategic plan will be informed by a performance review of the Australian science, research and innovation system, which will be delivered to government by the end of 2016.

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The ISA board is supported by the Office of Innovation and Science Australia, which is led by CEO Dr Charlie Day.

National Innovation and Science Agenda

Innovation and Science Australia forms part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. For more information visit innovation.gov.au.

 

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