Released: Australia 2030 Plan

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) has released its report to the government, Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation – a plan for Australia to thrive in the global innovation race.

Innovation and Science Australia is an independent board created as part of the NISA to help drive the innovation agenda forward.

Looking towards 2030, innovation will be integral to the expansion of Australia's economy, keeping our workforce strong and addressing many of the societal challenges that the 21st century brings.

The ISA Board was tasked by the government to produce a strategic plan to advise policy makers on how to accelerate innovation, science and research and optimise Australia's innovation system out to 2030.

The Plan makes 30 recommendations for governments to help achieve this goal and has identified five urgent imperatives for action across the innovation system in Australia. These imperatives include education, industry, government, research and development, and culture and ambition. Within these imperatives, the Plan describes specific opportunities where governments can exercise leadership and influence to accelerate the nation's innovation performance out to the year 2030.

The Plan is a roadmap for national action and cultural change now to ensure Australia can achieve success and be included in the top-tier of innovation nations by 2030.

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Read the Minister's media release

Read Innovation and Science Australia's media release.

Read the full report

Read a summary of the report