ECM Faculty Focus
The ATSE (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering) Clunies Ross Awards recognise Australia's pre-eminent scientists and technologists who have bridged the gap between research and the marketplace.
The Foundation was originally founded in 1959 to perpetuate the memory of Sir Ian Clunies Ross and promote the development of science and technology in Australia's beneficial interest. The Foundation is now known as the ATSE Clunies Ross Foundation and its new identity links the Academy with the historic Clunies Ross name.
The Foundation's original Governors had recognised the need to support and encourage people who devoted themselves to applying science and developing technology to create new business, advance industry and solve community problems. With this in mind, the Foundation established the Clunies Ross National Science & Technology Award in 1991, now known as the ATSE Clunies Ross Award, for the application of science and technology for the economic, social or environmental benefit of Australia.
This Award has developed successfully over the years into one of the pre-eminent awards for scientists, technologists and innovators across Australia and has recognised the achievements of many special people.
A further aim of the Award is to raise the profile of science and technology in the community through promotion of the Awardees and their contributions to Australia. Award sponsors come from industry, government and academia and their support and participation maintains the high standard of this prestigious Award.
Nominations for the 2010 ATSE Clunies Ross Award are now open.