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We are an independent statutory board of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and educators. We advise the Australian Government on innovation, research and science matters.

Stimulating business investment in innovation

Our report, Stimulating business investment in innovation, outlines strategic recommendations for Australian Government and businesses to encourage greater investment in Australian innovation.

Who we are

Our board members have extensive local and global experience in innovation, science and research.

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We are supported by the Office of Industry Innovation and Science Australia.

What we do

Industry Innovation and Science Australia (IISA) will play a key advisory role in implementing the government’s $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy. As part of the strategy, IISA will oversee the creation of industry-led roadmaps that will guide future investment, innovation and action.

IISA will also continue to:

  • advise on all innovation and science matters
  • inform and guide policy on industry, innovation, science and research
  • advocate and champion Australia’s innovation, science and research system

Statement of expectations and intent

IISA’s role and responsibilities are defined by the Industry Research and Development Act 1986, the Government’s Statement of Expectations (SOE) and any directions issued by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.

Read the Australian Government’s statement of expectations for Innovation and Science Australia [769KB PDF].

See our response: Industry Innovation and Science Australia statement of intent [348KB PDF]

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Innovation case studies

IISA monitors and oversees a number of innovation programs under several sub-committees. Read case studies from some of our subcommittee programs and initiatives.

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Last updated: 26 October 2020

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