May 12, 2017

Momentum for Research Infrastructure

The importance of innovation, science and technology as key drivers of change and economic growth is recognised by the released today of the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.

It is pleasing to have the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator Arthur Sinodinos, acknowledge the importance of the Roadmap in setting out Australia’s research infrastructure needs.

The Roadmap will assist the Government in shaping future investment in research infrastructure and equipment.The Roadmap identifies the major assets, facilities and services across the nation and in doing so paves the way for greater access, connectivity, scalability and opportunity for scientists, researchers and innovators, both locally and internationally.

IRU looks forward to working with the Government as it plans out how to implement further investment in new infrastructure consistent with the Roadmap.