- Proposal for a Pacific ST&I Framework
A Pacific ST&I Framework will support nations in the development of their national ST&I efforts and hence facilitate the creation of much-needed capacities to address their individual concerns. This will enable all nations to better contribute to regional solutions via the leverage of national and regional ST&I resources, and make positive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Caroline Moss, Nick Mulhernand, Andrew Cherry, Rado Faletič, Martin Grabert, Cynthia Cripps & Jane Lattimore. Understanding and promoting H2020 and other EU programmes, Deliverable 5.1 of the PACE-Net Plus project.
The purpose of this brief report is primarily to collate some accumulated experience in promoting EU-Pacific ST&I partnerships, to articulate the lessons learned, and to formulate recommendations both for PACE-Net Plus partners and more generally for the policy makers and programme owners in the design of future cooperation programmes.
plus.pacenet.eu/system/files/documents/PNP_D5.1_Brief on recommendations for enhanced bi-regional partnerships_final.pdf
- Towards a Pacific ST&I Agenda, a PACE-Net Plus recommendation to foster science, technology and innovation (ST&I) pathways in the Pacific region
This document addresses regional leadership to develop a regional vision for ST&I in the Pacific to enable them to define their joint future. This is a powerful tool for regional leadership to inform decision-making — that will impact on future generations — on national and regionally derived findings of scientific research. We invite the leadership to consider this document and adapt the ideas to their own circumstances, taking into account specific strengths and architectures of each community and nation.
plus.pacenet.eu/system/files/documents/PNP Towards a Pacific STI Agenda v4.pdf
- Martin Grabert. The missing step: does Australia need a national industrial policy?
In Australia, government, in collaboration with business, can provide for another decade of economic growth only by setting clear goals for different sectors based on a deep understanding of their competitive position. Government must design policy in a purposeful way so that as many sectors as possible can be as globally competitive as possible.
- Rado Faletič & Martin Grabert. Key opportunities for Australian researchers and innovators in the 2016-2017 calls from Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the largest research and innovation funding program in the world. It provides funds and instruments for the entire spectrum of research and innovation activities. This document distils the enormous array of opportunities into an easy-to-read subset suitable for Australian actors to absorb.
- Martin Grabert. The Prime Minister is right…
… coal is important for mankind, and it will be for a long while yet. But it is too valuable to be burnt, and not only because burning it pollutes the atmosphere that sustains our life.
- Rado Faletič. How CRCs can access Horizon 2020 in News from the CRC Association
As we have previously written, Horizon 2020 – the European Union’s massive research and innovation program – presents a range of excellent opportunities for CRCs to deliver on their mission. However, being a foreign program, Australian actors can find it difficult to comprehend and even more difficult to access.
- Rado Faletič. Horizon 2020: the Largest Research Funding Program Ever in News from the CRC Association
The European Commission has the mandate of implementing programs that no single country in Europe could ever do by themselves, and also has the luxury of being able to deliver programs and budgets that focus on the long-term. Horizon 2020 is the latest of their framework programs for research and innovation. With a budget of €80 billion, and spanning 2014-2020, it provides an enormous ecosystem of initiatives that supports all aspects of the research game. For CRCs, this program offers an incredible opportunity to become involved with large global research endeavours, showcase your own research and capabilities to a large public and private sector audience, build and extend your international networks and foster long-term international partnerships.
- Martin Grabert. Global Collaboration is Essential in News from the CRC Association
Many of the problems that confront us in Australia also affect other countries. Issues related to climate change are not uniquely Australian challenges; nor is water and energy supply; food or security both for citizens and nations, to name just a few. Enduring links with the rest of the world are important to find workable solutions. Any country with aspirations for the future seeks to collaborate with others in these endeavours. As the Chief Scientist put it: Global collaboration is essential, not an optional add-on.
- Rado Faletič. Collaboration is Critical in International Innovation: Health
In the concluding part of this extended conversation, Rado Faletič extols the virtues of international collaboration and knowledge exchange to foster meaningful growth in science and technology.
- Rado Faletič. Joining the Dots in International Innovation: Health
While there is clearly much to be gained from bilateral and multilateral research collaboration, too often these partnerships are inhibited by difficulties in funding and other infrastructural issues. In the first of an enlightening two-part discussion with International Innovation, Dr Rado Faletič explains how FEAST has facilitated European-Australian collaboration.
For historical purposes we have created a list of older FEAST publications.