Business strongly supports the Prime Minister’s Trailblazer Universities program to help get our world class ideas off the drawing board and into the production line at scale, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.
“This will help give us an edge in the global battle to turn our ideas into new industries, new jobs and new opportunities. Our businesses are world beaters and our universities are world class, better collaboration is a no brainer.
“As we emerge from the pandemic, rekindling our spirit of ingenuity and invention has never been more important to secure our future and drive a more advanced, ambitious and modern economy.
“The four Trailblazers will set a new high standard for Australian universities and will draw in vital investment, energy and expertise from industry in Australia and around the world.
“The Business Council has been a strong supporter of the government’s focus on research commercialisation and we congratulate the Prime Minister, Minister Tudge and their colleagues for their leadership on this issue.
“We look forward to working with government and universities to build a new era of innovation and entrepreneurship to drive our pandemic recovery.”