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Dr Charles Day

Chief Executive Officer, Office of Innovation and Science Australia (OISA)

About Dr Charles Day

Dr Day has recently been appointed as CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia (OISA). He brings expertise in innovation, business development, technology commercialisation, venture capital and start-up creation. Most recently he has been the Program Director for the Carlton Connect Initiative, an ambitious project to create Australia's premier STEM innovation precinct anchored by the University of Melbourne.

As CEO, Dr Day leads the Office of Innovation and Science Australia and supports the Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) board’s implementation of long-term initiatives to boost innovation and science.

ISA provides strategic, whole-of-government advice on all science, research and innovation matters. ISA’s current Activities include providing guidance on the government’s $10.1 billion investment in 2016–17 in innovation, science and research through the National Innovation and Science Agenda, and shaping future innovation policy.

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