International counsellors network

The department’s counsellors, strategically placed in key regions, are responsible for international engagement on Department of Industry, Innovation and Science programmes and activities, including science and innovation.

Beijing—The Science and Industry Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing works to strengthen engagement between Australia and China in science and innovation. This position also has responsibility for engagement with China’s Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Brussels—The European Union and its Member States are Australia’s largest science and innovation collaboration partner. The department’s Counsellor in Europe is based at the Australian Embassy and Mission to the European Union and NATO in Brussels. The Counsellor is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to strengthen Australia's engagement with industry, resources, science, and innovation systems in Europe. This includes direct linkages with the European Commission, European countries, and multilateral fora.

New Delhi—The Industry, Innovation and Science Post in New Delhi plays a key role in enhancing the Australia-India science and innovation partnership and its impact. India is an emerging science power and important partner for Australia in science and research collaboration. With a total commitment from the Australian Government of $84 million over 13 years, the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) is Australia’s largest bilateral science fund.

Washington, DC—The Industry, Science and Education Post in Australian Embassy in Washington DC is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to strengthen Australia’s engagement with the industry (including resources and energy), innovation, science, research and education policy systems in the US and Canada.

Information regarding the roles and locations of our Counsellors is available at Department's Overseas Counsellor Network.

The department also works closely with the Department of Education and Training’s overseas network, regarding our international innovation and science priorities.

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