Science & Technology Australia (STA) has adopted a bold and far reaching Strategic Plan for the next five years, setting a path towards a stronger, supported and influential science and technology sector.
The Plan outlines seven strategic outcomes, which will bring together scientists and technologists, governments, industry and the broader community to advance the role, reputation and impact of science and technology in Australia.
STA will be a leading voice of science and technology by providing insightful contributions to public conversations around issues relevant to STEM and by serving as the go-to organisation for advice and information to inform decision making in science and technology.
Through events like Science meets Parliament and the Parliamentary Friends of Science, STA will continue to be an effective political influencer, providing evidence-based contributions to policy and thoughtful, representative feedback and submissions.
STA will also be the key connector for scientists, politics, industry and the media – providing opportunities for our members to expand their networks and their influence, with an emphasis on fostering collaboration and cooperation.
We will work to champion diversity in the science and technology workforce – supporting STEM professionals to be the best they can be, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, culture or beliefs.
Through our expansive reach and growing network, STA will be a valued amplifier of STEM professional organisations, helping to enhance the way our members connect with one another, with other like-minded organisations in the sector, with decision-makers, and with the public.
Through growing inter-sector networks and partnerships, workshops and discounted programs, it will be STA’s priority to engage, empower and mobilise all STEM professionals for the benefit of Australian science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Finally, our work will link Australian science and technology nationally and internationally in order to expand the influence and impact of our researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs and business people.
An outline of STA’s strategic plan can be found here.