Submission to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources: Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper
On 19 June 2020 the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia made a submission to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper.
All seven factors listed in the Discussion Paper as influencing commercialisation of novel technologies are fundamentally anchored in economics, management, political science and social psychology. Therefore, the Academy recommends that Australia’s response and future planning must be informed by the best knowledge and evidence from the social sciences.
The Academy strongly encourages the Government to consider appointments with social science expertise to the Ministerial Reference Panel to support this aim.