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Researchers and universities

Industry-research collaboration is a key factor to more profitable, sustainable and export-focused industries. However, Australia consistently ranks poorly among OECD countries for industry-research collaboration. The National Innovation and Science Agenda is encouraging our best and brightest minds to work together to find solutions to real world problems and to create jobs and growth.

Stats and facts

Visit The Office of the Chief Scientist website for information on high-level independent advice to the Government on matters relating to science, technology and innovation.

Read the Chief Scientist’s publications including occasional papers, OCS publications and commissioned reports.

Read the Chief Scientist’s advice to government.  

Other government assistance

Visit to find out more about how the Australian Government supports researchers and research infrastructure; and how the Government is helping researchers collaborate with industry.

Visit to find education programmes, information on grants and research opportunities as well as international collaboration initiatives.

Visit or for access to openly available non-sensitive public data.

Visit the Australian Research Council website for information on funding; funded research; and policies and programmes that advance Australian research and innovation.

Visit the IP Australia website, to learn more about protecting and managing your intellectual property.

Use the Source IP online tool, to help research organisations promote their key areas of technology to potential business partners.