Australian Government science and innovation delegation to Europe: outcomes from meetings
The Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Ms Glenys Beauchamp, recently led an Australian Government science and innovation delegation to Europe. The delegation held officials-level meetings with the governments of Germany, Switzerland, France and the European Union.
Australia has a long history of scientific engagement with Europe and the meetings reinforced principles of cooperation at a government level in keeping with the treaties and Memorandums of Understanding between the parties.
The delegation included senior executives from 12 Australian Government departments and agencies, and engaged in broad policy discussions with their counterparts in each country.
The meetings provided a platform to outline key developments in domestic science and innovation policy, and identify opportunities to further integrate and improve science and innovation collaboration between the parties.
Engagements of this type play an important role supporting Australia’s relationships with its key European counterparts. These relationships enhance Australia’s innovation activities and scientific competitiveness, as outlined in the government’s Global Innovation Strategy under the National Innovation and Science Agenda.
You can read more about the outcomes of each discussion and access a full list of delegates at each meeting by accessing the relevant communique: