Industry, Innovation and Science (part of the Jobs and Innovation Portfolio)
The committee operates under delegation from Innovation Australia. It is responsible for providing advice to the Innovation Australia Board about the operations of the Entrepreneurs' Programme - Accelerating Commercialisation, in particular helping Australian entrepreneur, inventors, start-ups, commercialisation offices and small and medium businesses address the challenges associated with commercialising novel intellectual property and providing technical merit assessment for grants under this programme.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization


  • Creation Date

    1 July 2015

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Chris Farquhar 1 July 2015 30 June 2018
Member Dr. Carrie Hillyard 1 July 2015 30 June 2018
Member Dr Dr. James Willams 19 July 2017 18 July 2020
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Steve Telburn 1 July 2015 30 June 2018
Member Ms. Teresa Englehard 1 July 2015 30 June 2018
Member Mr Mr. Tony Surtees 19 July 2017 18 July 2020
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