Publications and reports

Australian Innovation System - annual series

The Australian Innovation System Report is an annual series of reference reports that:

  • Compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative data on business innovation and innovation–related activities such as skills development, education, research and development and capital investment
  • Outlines achievements and actions of Australian innovators
  • Outlines challenges and opportunities for Australian innovation.

For the latest and past editions, visit the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website.

Innovation Policy Report

The Innovation Policy Report is compiled by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and aims to highlight departmental, national and international developments in the innovation policy area. It also includes summaries of relevant innovation documents and events.

Science, Research and Innovation Budget tables

The Science, Research and Innovation (SRI) Budget Tables report on Australian Government expenditure on research and development over a 10 year period, including Budget estimates for the current financial year. The tables have been released annually since 1979-80

National Survey of Research Commercialisation

The NSRC is a survey of research commercialisation inputs, activity and outputs for Australian publicly funded research organisations, including universities, government research agencies and medical research institutes. The survey is undertaken on a biennial basis.

Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council papers

The Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) was the Australian government's principal source of advice on science, engineering and innovation issues between 1997 and 2013.

The Australian Science, Technology and Engineering Council papers

The Australian Science, Technology and Engineering Council (ASTEC) was a statutory body that provided advice to Government on science and technology policy matters between 1977 and 1998.

VOCEDplus database

VOCEDplus is a free international research database for tertiary education, especially as it relates to workforce needs, skills development, and social inclusion. The database includes many papers and documents relating to Australian science, research and innovation policy.

Past ministers

Lists of the names of past and present Ministers responsible for science and education are available on the Wikipedia website. Please note that Wikipedia is a free-content encyclopaedia based on a model of openly editable content and the department cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information.

Inspiring Australia

A report by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: Inspiring Industry to Inspire Australia - Business and Science Outreach.

Unlocking Australia’s Potential

A report measuring the success of the programme in engaging more Australians in science, in establishing a suite of ongoing sustainable projects for Australia as well as highlights in areas such as citizen science, youth, indigenous engagement and commercial partnerships.

Expert Working Group reports

The Commonwealth Government’s Innovation Report

The Commonwealth Government’s Innovation Report was released from 2000-01 to 2006-07 and reported on programmes and activities funded through the Backing Australia’s Ability initiative, which commenced in January 2001. It also provided broader information on Australia’s science, research and innovation system.

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