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 Office:
GPO Box 3587
Melbourne VIC 3001
P: 03 9864 0913
F: 03 9864 0930
Southern Region Meeting
Southern Region Meeting
Tales from the Synchrotron
Speaker, Dr David Cookson, Industry Group Leader, Australian Synchrotron.
Camberwell VIC, Wednesday 22 April 2015, 6.15pm
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AIRG Achievement Recognition Award
2015 AIRG Medal for Australasian Technological Innovation
Awarded to Michael Egan, CSIRO SME Engagement Centre, for establishing an operational model and service to boost collaboration between SMEs and research organisations to increase corporate competitiveness. Please see the click here for more information.
The next AIRG Medal will be for awarded for Australasian Technological Innovation at the AIRG Winter Meeting, August 2015.
AIRG 50th Anniversay Meeting
The AIRG 50th Anniversary Meeting was held on the 24-25 February 2015. The topic was Past Challenges and Future Opportunities. Click here for further details.