The Tech Policy Design Centre (TPDC) is a nonpartisan, independent research organisation at the Australian National University. Our mission is to develop fit-for-purpose tech policy frameworks to shape technology for the long-term benefit of humanity. We work to mature the tech-governance ecosystem in collaboration with industry, government, civil society, and academia.
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The ANU Tech Policy Design Centre acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.
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Launch: Assistant Minister Watts launches the Tech Policy Atlas
On 14 December the Honourable Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs launched the Global Tech Policy Atlas. The Atlas is an interactive website and public repository of national tech policy, strategy, legislation and regulation. It covers 36 jurisdictions, 2000 records and growing! We celebrated the launch with colleagues around the world, you can see their message on our LinkedIn page https://au.linkedin.com/company/techpolicydesigncentre.Read more
Dr Catherine Ball, businesswoman, futurist, and ‘dame of drones’ sits down with Johanna Weaver in the studio to discuss her new book ‘Converge’, which takes readers on a (mostly) optimistic journey through technological breakthroughs that will shape our future.Read more
The Tech Policy Design Kit
The Tech Policy Design Kit articulates and supports best practice technology policy design.
It includes tech policy principles, a step-by step policymaking process, explainers on key technologies, an overview of tech roles and responsibilities across the Australian government, and expert webinars on Australia’s tech and start-up sectors