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Australian Road Research Board Gala Dinner & Awards Night 2017
July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
In accordance with the Australian Road Research Board’s mission to ‘create knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges’, this event recognises and celebrates research excellence in the roads and transport industry – within Australia and internationally.
Researchers, practitioners and their partners are warmly invited to celebrate nominated industry colleagues in five different categories:
- Knowledge Transfer Commitment Award
- Research Impact Award
- Implementing Agency Applied Research Award
- New Research Talent Award (two awards*)
- Lifetime Research, Development and Implementation Award
- ADVI Victorian Driverless Vehicle Innovation Award
Dr Amanda Caples BSc Hons PhD GAICD was appointed to the Victorian Lead Scientist role in mid-2016. The Lead Scientist works across the Victorian Government to foster linkages and identify opportunities for economic outcomes by engaging with business, the research sector and the Australian government. Amanda brings to the role broad experience in technology commercialisation, public policy development and governance of public and private entities. Previously as Deputy Secretary Sector Development and Programs, Amanda was responsible for the development of Future Industries strategic sector growth plans and for support of the Victorian science, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.