2017 Centre Directors Forum
27 April 2017
Ms Leanne Harvey
Acting Chief Executive Officer Australian Research Council

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Outline

  • The ARC is proud of its major investments
  • Most of the media coverage and dissemination material is from ARC major investments

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National Innovation Science Agenda (NISA)

  • Implementation of continuous applications for Linkage Projects 
  • Successful implementation of ITRP schemes and working with Industry Growth Centres
  • Increasing success of industry collaboration via ARC Centres of Excellence
  • Engagement and Impact

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Other news

  • Recent major review of NHMRC grant schemes
  • ARC plans to review some of its grant schemes including for example ARC Centres of Excellence and Discovery Indigenous
  • New ARC CEO announcement and now we have four Executive Directors
  • There is significant work to be delivered in 2018 including Engagement and Impact, ERA and NCGP. 
  • There will be adjusted timelines for NCGP and ERA—more information has been sent to DVCRs and Research Offices

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Importance of reporting

  • ARC requires a strong focus on performance monitoring and reporting 
  • Final report compliance counts for eligibility purposes
  • You must effectively plan and manage your expenditure of ARC funding
  • There is a much stronger emphasis on reducing carry forward of ARC funds in out years beyond year one.

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Promoting your research outcomes

I need you to:

  • capitalise on emerging research outcomes, both short term and medium term successes
  • capitalise on opportunities with commercial outcomes 
  • plan for effective translation of research outcomes for end users and stakeholders 
  • actively recruit employees with expert commercialisation skills to  enable deliver of such opportunities
  • capitalise on appropriate translation on research outcomes for policy decision makers—there is important need for informed policy for key decision makers

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Last but not least

You are to notify us, well in advance of  making announcements about major research discoveries.

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