The Australasian Industrial Research Group (AIRG) is the professional body for managers responsible for technological innovation and R&D in companies operating in Australia & New Zealand. The AIRG also has affiliate members who come from public research agencies, universities and service groups; each with interests in R&D and innovation.
The AIRG’s role is to improve the quality of research management in Australia & New Zealand by organising activities which stimulate greater understanding of the effective management of research and development and innovation as a force to drive economic, industrial and societal activities.
AIRG Members derive the following benefits:
- Knowledge - Access to forums and relevant material delivered by experts in technological innovation, concentrating on aspects of evolving management processes designed to achieve high levels of competitive performance;
- Networking - Opportunities to build a network of contacts among peers in research, development and technological innovation from the private and public sectors;
- Government Policy - Awareness and clarification of government policies affecting research, development and technological innovation, and the provision of opportunities to influence national and state policy development in these fields;
- International connections - Access to national and international conferences, together with information and material from other international organisations active in technological innovation.
If you would like further details or you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the AIRG Executive Office:
GPO Box 3587
Melbourne VIC 3001
P: 03 9864 0913
F: 03 9864 0930
Winter Meeting 2014
AIRG Winter Meeting
Models for High Performance Companies: Creativity, innovation and resilience
Melbourne, 26-27 August 2014
Click here for further details.
AIRG Achievement Recognition Award
The next AIRG Award will be the 2014 AIRG Medal for Australasian Technological Innovation in SMEs. The call for nominations is currently open, with the deadline 5.00pm AEDT Wednesday 25 June. Further details and application form can be seen HERE .
AIRG Southern Region Meeting
The AIRG Southern Region held a Dinner Meeting in Camberwell on Tuesday 20 May 2014. The topic of this was The Journey of a Successful Start-up, with a presentation by Dr Elaine Saunders, Managing Director, Blamey Saunders hears. Click here for further details.
World Federation of Industrial Research Associations
AIRG is a Founding Member of the World Federation of Industrial Research Associations. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by AIRG President, Leonie Walsh, in Washington, 21 May 2013. Further details can be seen HERE.