28 October 2015
The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) welcomes the announcement of Dr Alan Finkel as Australia’s next Chief Scientist. Dr Finkel’s genuine understanding of commercialisation and research engagement and impact will be invaluable in shaping the public funding of research to ensure maximum value to the nation.
"Science will be vital to ensuring Australia becomes an innovative and prosperous nation and we believe Dr Finkel will be a tireless campaigner in his role as Chief Scientist" said Renee Hindmarsh, Executive Director of the ATN.
The ATN also thanks Professor Ian Chubb for his efforts and wisdom during his term as Chief Scientist, and strongly advocates that the National Science Priorities developed under his tenure continue to underpin and inform our national research effort.
Media contact: Renee Hindmarsh Mobile: 0416 265 038