The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is hosting the 2016 International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA, 19 – 23 September), in Melbourne, Australia.
The aim of the School is to raise the international profile of RIA and connect practitioners and organisations from around the world to learn how to effectively measure the success of investment in research and innovation. The program offers foundational knowledge and practical application of RIA and draws upon the experience and expertise of world leading practitioners in this field.
In addition to the School content, other side events will be embedded in the program which will table for discussion the significant challenges in achieving effective RIA. Leaders from industry, the research sector, and government will be invited to face some tough questions on specifically Australia’s poor performance in terms of:
• research-business collaboration
• researchers working in business
• industry-linked research training
• measuring and reporting research impacts for universities and publically funded research agencies.
A focus of the side events will be on what industry, research organisations and government can each do to improve performance in these areas, and to increase research-led innovation for Australia, as well as widen the opportunity for the School delegates to think about how they can actively apply the suggested solutions within their organisations around the world.