Evaluation of the Access to World Leading Astronomy Infrastructure (AWLAI) program

Client: Department of Industry Science and Resources


ACIL Allen recently worked with the Department of Industry, Science and Resources to evaluate the appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness, and early impacts of the Access to World Leading Astronomy Infrastructure (AWLAI) program.  

The evaluation found that the Strategic Partnership with the European Southern Observatory, established under AWLAI, has increased Australia’s access to ESO facilities, created workforce and training opportunities, enhanced international collaboration and competitiveness, increased collaboration between industry and researchers, and boosted commercialisation. 

ACIL Allen worked closely with the Department, as well as the European Southern Observatory, Australian astronomy community, and with Clarivate, citation analysis experts, to deliver this evaluation.

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