Perspectives on doing Science & Technology Foresight in Government
Asia-Paciﬁc Foresight Conference 2012Perspectives on doingScience & TechnologyForesight in GovernmentDr Kristin Alford, Bridge 8
Gee Mmm Ohh Australia 2050 NETS Expert ForumFuture of Me Dialogues Natural Resource Management & LISA
5 Factors The Role of Foresight The Role of Communities The Role of Science Building Foresight Capacity The Framing Lens
Purpose: The Expert Forum will identify new andconverging technologies to inform governmentpolicy and strategy, and to improve how scienceand technology are utilised by industry,government and society in general.The Expert Forum will focus on foresightingdevelopments within the next ﬁve to ten yearsassist in identifying the possible:i) applications and beneﬁts to the community,industry and the economy; andii) health, safety, environmental, economic andsocial impacts and how this may affect enablingtechnology policy.
Enabling Technology Futures: A Survey of the Australian Technology Landscape Population Nanotech 20+ Economic Biotech 10+ Growth + +Environmental Synthetic now Pressures Biology NETS Expert Forum e.g.
❝ Establish Intelligence, attached to Strategic a National Office of either the Chief Scientist or PM&C, with the role of providing a continuing whole-of-government capacity to identify and address emerging strategic issues. ❞ - Dr Ron Johnston, on behalf of NETS Expert Forum 2012 NETS Expert Forum e.g.
❝ The Australian Government’s goal is to create a better Australia — a fairer, richer, healthier and greener Australia that can meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities of the twenty-ﬁrst century. We will do that by improving the things we make and the way we make them — the services we deliver and the way we deliver them. We will do it by transforming existing industries and building new ones to provide quality jobs. We will do it by ❞ making new discoveries and having great ideas. Our aim is to make innovation a way of life. - Powering Ideas 2009
Future Work Examine Build national foresight capability regulatory Build and support value chains governance Develop Australia’s niche models for Foster research translation enabling Enhance knowledge networkstechnologies NETS Expert Forum e.g.