ACIP has made six recommendations dealing with the framework and
policies in which these collaborations are negotiated and
conducted, which have been referred to the Department of Industry,
Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education:
Develop mechanisms to increase the motivation of
publicly-funded research organisations (PFROs), especially
universities and medical research institutes (at an institutional
level) and PFRO researchers (at an individual level), to engage in
collaborations with industry.
Encourage the development and promotion of educational
resources to assist PFROs, industry and researchers to form and
Improve the ability of small to medium enterprises and PFROs to
form and conduct collaborations with one another.
In order to improve their collaborations with industry, PFROs
need to increase their project management skills and
Request that the Coordination Committee on Innovation (CCI)
promote and encourage the use of flexible terms and conditions in
Australian Government grants and research contracts, including
those specifically related to background and project IP licences,
warranties, indemnities and moral rights.
Ensure that the National Principles for Intellectual Property
Management for Publicly Funded Research (currently being reviewed
cover all publicly funded research conducted
encourage PFROs to introduce continual improvement to, and
implementation of, internal policies and procedures for IP
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