National SMART Infrastructure Research Summit
National SMART Infrastructure Research Summit Report Released
The SMART Infrastructure Facility has finalised for circulation the Report of the Proceedings for the National SMART Infrastructure Research Summit held on 25 March at Parliament House Canberra in cooperation with the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
160 senior members of Federal and State government agencies, universities, and business gathered to work through the issues that act as barriers, or facilitators, to infrastructure research collaboration.
The Report captures the main points covered in the key presentations and the outcomes of the three workshops. The report also outlines the first three Priority Actions arising from the Summit:
- National Infrastructure Research Register
- Longer Term Research Collaboration Framework
- National Infrastructure Seminar Series
The Report is available here
|At the Summit: Greg Martin (Chairman, National Transport Commission), Dom Figliomeni (CEO, Port Kembla Port Corporation), & Tania Brown (Chief Operating Officer, SMART Infrastructure Facility)|
Parliament House, Canberra
25 March 2011
- Identify major emerging infrastructure research themes
- Form strong complementary partnerships between major national research institutions both in Australia and abroad
- Build inter-disciplinary research capabilities to meet the nation’s needs.
The Summit is by invitation only - numbers strictly limited.
Summit will be opened by Sharon Bird MP, Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications.
Professor Collins' keynote address is entitled 'Infrastructure for the United Kingdom – a wicked problem'.
|Left: Sharon Bird MP
Right: Professor Brian Collins
The Hon Nick Greiner AC
Mr Mike Mrdak, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Transport
Mr Garry Bowditch, Director & CEO, SMART Infrastructure Facility
Professor Martin Betts, Executive Dean, Built Environment and Engineering Faculty, QUT
Mr Michael Deegan – Infrastructure Coordinator, Infrastructure Australia
Professor Andrew Parfitt, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Information Technology, Engineering and Environment, UniSA
Mr Tony Shepherd, Chairman, Transfield Services & Member, SMART Advisory Council
Dr Alex Zelinsky, Group Executive, CSIRO Information Sciences
Date: Friday 25 March 2011
Venue: Parliament House, Canberra
Time: 8:30am – 5pm
For more information: SMART Infrastructure Facility, ph (02) 4221 5031 or firstname.lastname@example.org