Research & Resources

Independent Evaluation of the Global Innovation Fund

LAUNCH Food Completion Report - Executive Summary

Experimentation, Partnership and Learning: Insights from a review of the first three years of DFAT's innovationXchange


Access the Microsoft Word version here.

Management Response

The iXc addressed the key findings of the review a management response document.

This document can be accessed in PDF here and in Microsoft Word version here.

Innovation@DFAT: Impact and Lessons Learned

The Impact and Lessons Learned doc highlights some of the key insights we have gained since the launch of the innovationXchange in 2015, and highlights examples of success stories from our projects.

Aid Program Performance Report 2017-18

This report summarises the performance of Australia's aid program delivered by the innovationXchange (iXc) from July 2017 to June 2018. The report assesses the iXc's progress in achieving the objectives set for the period. The adoption by DFAT of a new Innovation Strategy in July 2018 provides the iXc with different objectives and priorities for the year 2018-19.

For more information, refer to the DFAT website.

Performance of Australian Aid 2017-18


This Performance of Australian Aid report assesses the performance and results of the Australian aid program in 2018-18.

The report reviews progress with the implementation of the Government's policy and performance framework for the aid program.

Refer to pages 50 and 51 for information about the innovationXchange.

Science Week at the innovationXchange


Contextualising Impact Measurement and Monetisation: A Review of Literature and Trends

A report delivered by Moonshot Global and Living Collaborations.

On 13 August 2018, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP (then Minister for Foreign Affairs) opened a panel discussion with some of Australia's top scientists, technologists and innovators.

DFAT Chief Innovation Officer Sarah Pearson chaired the discussion with:

  • Professor Michelle Simmons, 2018 Australian of the Year and Scientia Professor of Quantum Physics at UNSW
  • Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University;
  • Dr Dharmica Mistry, Co-founder and chief Scientist at BCAL Diagnostics and NSW Young Woman of the Year in 2016; and
  • Dr Cathy Foley, Deputy and Science Director of CSIRO Manufacturing.

You can read the Foreign Minister's Media Release here or watch the full event here.