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 advises the Government on high level science challenges facing Australia.
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.
Performance Review of the Australian Innovation, Science and Research System
Innovation and Science Australia has released the Performance Review of the Australian Innovation, Science and Research System 2016. The Review examines the system's strengths and weaknesses and establishes a Performance Scorecard for tracking progress into the future.
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 the Performance Review of the Australian Innovation, Science and Research system, which was released in early 2017.
The ISA board is supported by the Office of Innovation and Science Australia, which is led by CEO Dr Charlie Day.