An Australian Enabling Technologies Roadmap


The Expert Forum is focused on new forms of nanotechnology and biotechnology (including synthetic biology). This includes areas of intersection, as well as those enabled by ICT and cognitive science.

The purpose of the ETRM is to:

  • provide guidance to the Expert Forum about possible enabling technology developments over the next 10-15 years 
  • outline issues these transforming technologies may raise in terms of opportunities, risks, barriers and their potential for disruptive impact
  • assist in identifying the prospects for enabling technologies to help address Australia’s national challenges.

The Enabling Technologies Roadmap (ETRM) is a report commissioned by the department on the advice of the National Enabling Technologies Strategy (NETS) Expert Forum, and prepared by the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC).

Public Consultation

Public consultations closed at 5:00pm AEDST on Thursday, 23 February 2012.

Submissions received in response to the Enabling Technologies Roadmap Draft are available by email

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