Industry News - Research and innovation inquiry

30 March 2016 

Earlier this month in Canberra, the Australian Parliament's Trade and Investment Growth Committee concluded the public hearings as part of the Inquiry into Australia's Future in Research and Innovation.

The Committee is investigating how the research and innovation sector can better assist in overcoming Australia's geographic, economic, and labour challenges, with a focus on commercialisation including, how technology imports and exports could be further facilitated.

The third and final public hearing focused on university education and medical research, and intellectual property protection with the appearance of university peak bodies: Universities Australia, Group of Eight Australia, and Rural Universities Network, followed by the National Health and Medical Research Council, and IP Australia.