And about time too! feds fund independent research commercialisation metrics

This used to be done by what is now the Department of Industry and Science, but the long-running National Survey of Research Commercialisation had come to be considered cumbersome and was dropped in 2016.

Public institution tech transfer association, Knowledge Commercialisation Australia stepped up to meet an obvious need in 2020, with its Survey of Commercialisation Outcomes from Public Research.

And now the Department of Education is funding SCOPR, to “improve commercialisation metrics.”

Curious DoE wasn’t doing it in ’21 when the then government was gung-hoing about picking research market- winners.