The Go8's submission to the Federal Government's Review of the National Innovation System includes over 20 recommendations designed to ensure that Australia's research and research training systems are capable of underpinning a dynamic economy and society. The Go8 submission stresses the importance of basic research and business / community / university collaboration to innovation, but suggests that arguably the most important function of universities is the cultivation of talent in an environment that values intellectual curiosity. Key recommendations of the Go8's submission include:
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Table of Contents: Go8 Chair to deliver an Address to the National Press Club; Higher Ed Deregulation Conference in Melbourne; Budget Implementation Issues; New Go8 Publications; The Thai 9 National Research Universities; Hefei Statement Signatories Working Together; An Informal Guide for Australian Scientists; Go8 Networking Function at NAFSA – San Diego; Go8 Impact through Medical Research; Calendar of Events
The Go8 offers a trusted network through which ideas and expertise are shared.
Various committees of Go8 directors meet regularly but separately to share information and ideas and to work jointly on projects (e.g. benchmarking).
Increasingly there are important points of interaction among the work of different groups. Consequently there is a need for shared understandings, agreed definitions and improved communication across the groups.