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Chief Scientist Seeks Simple, Efficient Paths to Innovation

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016

IA

Urges Australia to think big.

If Australia is to achieve its innovation potential it must concentrate on creating uncomplicated and efficient paths to achieve success, new chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO has said.

Speaking at the National Press Club, Dr Finkel highlighted the role of science and applied scientific knowledge in pushing the boundaries of innovation.

“If we want bold solutions in this century then we need science – and plenty of it,” Dr Finkel said.

“Modern science gives us the power to see.

“The more we know – thanks to science – the more we can achieve through innovation. And the more efficient the path we take to get there.”

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