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A plan for Australia to thrive in the global innovation race
Issue date: 
2017
Publisher: 
Innovation and Science Australia

The benefits of innovation are all around us, it’s in the quality of life that Australians enjoy and the meaningful work we undertake. This is why innovation continues to be critical for Australia’s future. Released in 2017, Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation plans for the sort of society and economy that all Australians can aspire to by 2030.

The Plan makes 30 recommendations that underpin five strategic policy imperatives:

  • Education: respond to the changing nature of work by equipping all Australians with skills relevant to 2030
  • Industry: ensure Australia’s ongoing prosperity by stimulating high-growth firms and raising productivity
  • Government: become a catalyst for innovation and be recognised as a global leader in innovative service delivery
  • Research and development (R&D): improve R&D effectiveness by increasing translation and commercialisation of research
  • Culture and ambition: enhance the national culture of innovation by launching ambitious National Missions

Chair of Innovation and Science Australia (ISA), Bill Ferris AC talks about the importance of ISA's 2030 Plan for Australia's innovation future and the vision underpinning the Plan.

Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation stakeholder consultation 

ISA consulted with stakeholders across the Australian innovation, science and research system throughout 2017 and received 130 public submissions. The consultation and submissions helped inform and shape the plan. Read the stakeholder consultation report [PDF 1.8MB]. If you are having difficult accessing this document, please contact the Office of Innovation and Science Australia.

Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation case studies

Government Response to Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation

Read the government's response to ISA's 2030 plan.

Innovation and Science Australia

Read about the activities and structure of Innovation and Science Australia.

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PDF icon Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation [4.1MB PDF]

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