4. 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 will examine ways to enhance innovation, creativity and productivity in the Australian workforce and business practices that will drive Australia’s prosperity.

Final Report

The role of science, research and technology in lifting Australian productivity, launched by Dr John Bell FTSE at the National Press Club on 3 June 2014, is now available:

Expert Working Group

Dr John Bell FTSE (Chair)
Dr Bob Frater AO, FAA, FTSE (Deputy)
Leslie Butterfield
Professor Stuart Cunningham FAHA
Professor Mark Dodgson FASSA
Professor Kevin Fox FASSA
Professor Tom Spurling AM, FTSE
Professor Elizabeth Webster

Project services provided by ATSE on behalf of ACOLA.

Links and Publications

Contributing consultants and other reports are available here.


 Bulletin 1 Innovation key to Australia’s future prosperity

 Bulletin 2 Australia needs to do more to compete in global innovation stakes 

 Bulletin 3 Translating research improving returns on our investment

 Bulletin 4 Collaboration critical to innovation and productivity

 Bulletin 5 Innovation key to building Australia’s future manufacturing industries

 Bulletin 6 An innovative workforce for the future