Video11 Jun 2024

Australia’s Chief Scientist on the role of science in driving innovation

Dr Cathy Foley, Australia’s Chief Scientist, joins Citi’s Tahmid Quddus Islam to discuss how science is driving innovation.

They discuss:

  • What does being a country’s chief scientist entail?
  • What is the role of science in driving innovation? And how has this changed over the years?
  • How do you identify which emerging areas of research to commercialise? And what is the role of government in supporting this process?
  • Where will generative AI take humanity?
  • How can quantum technologies benefit Australia?
  • How can open access to research act as a driver for innovation in science?
  • What can we do to encourage diversity in science?


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