The Australian Government announced on 17 February a plan to establish up to 10 Industry Innovation Precincts to bring together businesses, research institutions and universities, business service providers and government agencies to foster innovation and generate economic benefits for Australian industry. They will collaborate on identifying new business opportunities, deploying new technology, R&D and carrying out industry-led research projects.
The Government has also announced the appointment of an independent National Precincts Board led by Mr John Grill (former CEO of resources and energy services company WorleyParsons) to advise the Government on the selection of precincts, and provide ongoing expertise and advice to ensure the precincts initiative is effective.
National Precinct Board members are drawn from across the business and research communities and we are pleased to announce that our CEO Dr Sarah Pearson has been appointed as one of the ten members, in recognition of her extensive experience in strategy, scientific research and innovation, across industry, academia and consulting.
More information about this initiative can be found on the website of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - Industry Innovation Precincts
Brief biographies of the members of the National Precincts Board can be found on the website of the Minister for Industry and Innovation - Board appointments