ARNTE will capture the social, economic and knowledge benefits
described above by instituting a strong, cross-institutional culture
of trust, and awareness of the net tangible benefits for Australia
in each of the areas. An important factor necessary to capture all
of the national benefits is the on-going availability of timely
advice and information to politicians, bureaucrats, scientists (within
and external to ARNTE) and the general public, including via meetings,
publications, industry events and press releases.
- Social Benefit; A key activity here
that will enable ARNTE to capture the social benefit will be by
a series of promotional releases that will raise the awareness
in the community of the potential benefits of tissue engineering
projects that will be performed as part of ARNTE. These will be
written specifically for the lay audience and emphasise the collaborative
nature of the project(s) and the fact that they would not be possible
without the cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary inputs.
Scientists and participants of ARNTE who have been involved previously
in outreach programs will be involved in the education of ARNTE
colleagues in ways to communicate to a lay audience by way of
presentations at workshops and meetings.
- Economic Benefit; A component of this will
entail workshops that will educate ARNTE participants in the important
components of capturing economic benefits from research activities.
For example, there will be workshops on publication and patenting
processes and how they might successfully work together. Through
links to AusBiotech and the professional services firms, ARNTE
Participants will also be advised of other opportunities to learn
about commercialisation and to liaise with investors and advisers.
- Knowledge Benefit; We envisage that, to capture
the knowledge benefits, ARNTE will hold an annual science fair
where cutting edge tissue engineering science is discussed in
a public forum,. ARNTE will also perform visits to secondary schools
to educate and raise the awareness of this group of tissue engineering.