The Victorian Department of Business and Innovation (DBI) supports The Conversation as an independent, not-for-profit website with the potential to play a significant role in fostering the dissemination and exchange of information.
DBI is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for business engagement, innovation and competitiveness.
DBI delivers on the Government’s goals for quality jobs and thriving, innovative industries across Victoria by encouraging innovative industries, attracting investment, developing trade opportunities, and marketing Victoria.
As a strategic partner in The Conversation website, the Victorian Government (through DBI) aims to improve business access to the research developed in universities, CSIRO and research institutes, and to encourage commercialisation.
The Department supports The Conversation’s commitment to aiding the broader dissemination and use of emerging research in both the research and commercial sectors, and raising community awareness of the latest advances in knowledge.
The Conversation is a unique and innovative project that aligns well with the priorities outlined in the Government’s Plan for Innovation. By making the knowledge created within research organisations accessible to industry, The Conversation creates opportunities for collaboration, knowledge-sharing and commercialisation.
The Conversation website not only showcases Victoria’s outstanding scientists and thinkers, but also demonstrates the drive and entrepreneurship of this State’s flourishing digital media sector, as the website was founded and is headquartered in Melbourne.