Dr Richard Silberglitt, a colleague from the RAND Corporation, made his first visit to Australia, and the Australian Centre of Innovation in December. He visited Australia to explore the development of a scenario planning-based approach to future contingencies for DSTO, in which ACIIC will be the local partner.
Laurie, who worked for many years with the Australian Centre for Innovation, has graduated with a PhD based on his research demonstrating that innovation is not a ‘natural’ concept, but only emerged substantially in the context of the early 20th century formulation of economies as dynamic, continually changing arenas of competition.
The Pawsey Centre (http://www.ivec.org/ivec-projects/pawsey/) is a world-class supercomputing centre, the primary object of which is to host new supercomputing facilities and expertise to support the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) astronomical research. At its launch in November, the enormous contribution of the Chair of IVEC, ACIIC founder member Mal Bryce, was emphasised.