Stakeholder Engagement Overview

2019 was a busy and fruitful year for ACEMS with respect to stakeholder engagement. The Centre pursued a myriad of mutually beneficial collaborations, including with Partner Organisations, Industry Affiliate Members, research collaborators, program collaborators, citizen scientists, and other end users. ACEMS’ strategic efforts in this regard are realising a range of benefits, including new research collaborations, knowledge creation, knowledge translation, research commercialisation, and research impact. These transdisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations are having a positive impact in each of our collaborative domains, namely, for ‘Healthy People’, ‘Sustainable Environments’, and ‘Prosperous Societies’.

Our valued stakeholders include all ACEMS members as well as our external collaborators from organisations across industry, government, the non-profit, and research sectors.

Our engagement also extends to the public, end-users and other beneficiaries of our research activities, with the aim of maximising the societal benefits realised therefrom.

Engagement highlights from 2019 include:


In-kind contributions from POs (x1.71 forecast)

new IAMs joined the Industry Affiliate Program

new Industry Collaboration Support Scheme (ICSS) projects, attracting up to $199,440 co-funding from external collaborators

New organisations working with or involved in the Centre

joint ACEMS-stakeholder workshops held/co-organised/co-hosted by the Centre

Training workshops and presentations were delivered by ACEMS Members

Sports Analytics Working Group

Industry speakers at ACEMS Retreats

Stakeholder engagement focused sessions/activities with external stakeholders at the Annual Retreat

Stakeholder networking Meet-&-Greet events held; one in each of Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney

ACEMS members at Meet-&-Greet networking events

ACEMS Research Collaborators

ACEMS research collaborators range from those with whom ACEMS undertakes one or more collaborative research projects through to those more deeply and broadly engaged via research and other engagement mechanisms, either as Industry Affiliate Members in our Industry Affiliate Program (IAP) or official Partner Organisations who benefit from a more strategic and longer-term collaboration.

During 2019, the Centre’s key collaborators included seven Partner Organisations, 10 Industry Affiliate Members, and many other government, industry, and non-profit organisations, plus national and international research organisations.

Organisations marked with an * are new organisations collaborating with the Centre in 2019.

ACEMS Partner Organisations

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) AT&T Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Mitacs Sax Institute VicRoads

Learn more about each Partner Organisation and its collaboration with ACEMS here

ACEMS Industry Affiliate Members

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (ARCL) (formerly Australian Red Cross Blood Service (RCBS)) Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ)
Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy* (DNRME) FLEW Solutions*
Hwashen Electronics Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS)

Learn more about each Industry Affiliate Member and its collaboration with ACEMS here

Some of the other organisations collaborating with ACEMS members during 2019

  • Aurecon
  • Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
  • BorderForce
  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)
  • Department of Social Services* (DSS)
  • Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre)
  • Future Fibre Technologies
  • Garvan Institute of Medical Research*
  • Global Rotomoulding
  • Healthy Land and Water Ltd
  • National Energy Resources Association
  • National Institute of Health*, USA
  • Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group
  • NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer*
  • QLD Airports Limited
  • QLD Department of Environment and Science (DES)
  • Swimming Australia Limited*
  • UISee*

Organisations marked with an * are new organisations collaborating with the Centre in 2019.