Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research


Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
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Agency overview
Formed 2007
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Annual budget A$9.384 billion (2011/12)
Ministers responsible Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Small Business
Agency executives Dr Don Russell, Secretary
Sue Weston, Deputy Secretary
Patricia Kelly, Deputy Secretary
Child agencies CSIRO
ARC
ANSTO
Office of the Chief Scientist
Website
www.innovation.gov.au

The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) is a department of the Australian Government charged with further developing growth in Australian industries and advancements in science and research.[1] The current ministers responsible for this department are Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and Nick Sherry, Minister for Small Business.[2]

It department is responsible for:[3]

  • Manufacturing and commerce including industry and market development
  • Industry innovation policy and technology diffusion
  • Promotion of industrial research and development, and commercialisation
  • Biotechnology, excluding gene technology regulation
  • Export services
  • Marketing, including export promotion, of manufactures and services
  • Investment promotion
  • Enterprise improvement
  • Construction industry
  • Small business policy and implementation
  • Business entry point management
  • Facilitation of the development of service industries generally
  • Bounties on the production of goods
  • Trade marks, plant breeders’ rights and patents of inventions and designs
  • Country of origin labelling
  • Weights and measures standards
  • Civil space issues
  • Analytical laboratory services
  • Science policy
  • Promotion of collaborative research in science and technology
  • Co-ordination of research policy
  • Commercialisation and utilisation of public sector research relating to portfolio programs and agencies
  • Research grants and fellowships
  • Information and communications technology industry development

The Department is made up of several divisions including Innovation, Manufacturing, Science & Research, Corporate, Industry & Small Business Policy, eBusiness and Questacon. The Enterprise Connect and AusIndustry divisions serve as the program delivery arms of the Department.

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