AIRG Membership Benefits

AIRG Membership Benefits

Click here to see full AIRG Membership Benefits. Membership Application Forms available in the Resource Centre.


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Welcome to AIRG

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

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AIRG Award


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.




More details can be seen in AIRG Affiliate News or on the CAESIE Website.


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. 


   AIRG Southern Region Meeting

The AIRG Southern Region held a Dinner Meeting in Camberwell on Wednesday 26 November 2014. The topic of this was Universal Biosensors - a role model for our manufacturing future, with a presentation by Mr Paul Wright MA FAICD, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Biosensors. Click here for further details.


AIRG Winter Meeting

The AIRG Winter Meeting was held in Melbourne on Tuesday 26 and Wendesday 27 August 2014.  The topic of this was Models for High Performance Companies: Creativity, innovation and resilience

Click here for further details. 


   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.




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