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Big Innovation Survey

The Australian Science and Innovation Forum, with the support of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, is conducting the Big Innovation Survey to inform a submission to the recently announced Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Innovation System. Responses are particularly sought from young professionals working in the innovation economy, including:

  • Researchers in academia, Government agencies, and institutes;
  • Scientists and engineers working in private industry;
  • Science and technology entrepreneurs;
  • Legal, financial and other professionals in the scientific and high-tech industry sectors;
  • Those aspiring to create a start-up company, or those who have already done so.

Your participation in a 10-minute on-line survey will help to build a picture of both the frustrations and the successes of working in Australia’s innovation sector. We are particularly interested in your experiences at traditional institutional boundaries, and examples of best-practice, whether from Australia or overseas. This is a chance to get voice heard and make your opinions on innovation count.

 

Please respond by Friday July 11th 2014. Later responses will of course be welcomed, but to ensure your comments are included in the response to the Senate Inquiry, please respond early.

Click here to take part now!

 

Our vision

To foster Australia’s innovation culture; to champion science, engineering and technology start-ups; and to encourage and facilitate the development of innovative new products and services from Australian research. We particularly focus on encouraging the development and teaching of entrepreneurial skills to emerging young researchers and business people.

 

Activities

We are planning a diverse range of activities, including:

  • Establishing networking and information sharing opportunities amongst our members;
  • Disseminating information about innovation and entrepreneurship development opportunities;
  • Organising regional and national events for our members;
  • Advocating the teaching of start-up and entrepreneurial skills at undergraduate, PhD and postdoctoral level, across science, engineering, technical and business disciplines;
  • Advocating the development of technical and scientific literacy among people in law, finance and government;
  • Collecting data to support the preparation of position papers relating to science, engineering and technology innovation and entrepreneurship in Australia; and
  • Advocating the development of policies to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

Supported by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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