SRI2020 Hosting Consortium

Consortium Leads

Future Earth Australia

Future Earth Australia is a national peak initiative that enables Australian researchers, governments, industry and NGOs to collaborate with each other and with international networks and programs across Australia and Oceania.

Queensland Chief Scientist

The Queensland Chief Scientist serves as the ambassador for Queensland science. The Chief Scientist fosters cooperation and collaboration amongst the government, research, industry and community sectors, raises Queensland's profile as a smart region characterised by world class research and investment opportunities and engages the community in better understanding the importance of science, research and innovation in the state's future economic, social and environmental wellbeing.

Consortium Members


The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science research agency. The CSIRO is tasked with carrying out scientific research to assist Australian industry, further the Australian community, contribute to the achievement of Australian national objectives and encourage the application of results of the CSIRO’s research.

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ is one of three Australian members of the global Universitas21, a founding member of the Group of Eight and a member of Universities Australia.

Griffith University

Griffith University is a comprehensive, research-intensive university which ranks in the top 2% of universities worldwide. Griffith University is deeply connected to the Asian region, has a strong focus on social and environmental awareness and has a focus on industry.

James Cook University

James Cook University is a world class university with a strategic focus on the Tropics. JCU is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, and has campuses in Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Thursday Island, Mount Isa, Brisbane and Singapore.

The University of the Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s highest-ranking public universities for teaching quality, student experience and skills development. Research efforts at USC are broad and varied, with regionally significant themes of sustainability, aquaculture and forestry playing central roles.

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology is one of Australia’s fastest growing research universities, with a focus on collaboration and interdisciplinary research.

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