The key issues of interest to the Productivity Commission in its study into Public Support for Science and Innovation, as noted in the Issues Paper released in April 2006, are:
- the economic, social and environmental impacts of public support for innovation;
- impediments to the effective functioning of Australia’s innovation system; and
- evaluation of decision making principles and program design for public support for science and innovation.
The Cooperative Research Centres Association is pleased to provide this submission to the study team with a view to assisting the Productivity Commission in its investigation of each of these issues.