Dr Charles Day

CEO, Office of Innovation and Science Australia (OISA)

Dr Day is the CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia (OISA). He brings to the role significant expertise in innovation, business development, technology commercialisation, venture capital and start-up creation. Immediately prior to taking up his role with OISA, Dr Day was the Program Director for the Carlton Connect Initiative, an ambitious project to create Australia’s premier STEM innovation precinct anchored by the University of Melbourne.

As CEO, Dr Day leads the Office of Innovation and Science Australia and supports the Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) board’s implementation of long-term initiatives to boost Australia’s innovation, science and research system.

ISA provides strategic, whole-of-government advice on all science, research and innovation matters. In January 2018 ISA released the Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation report, which sets out a path for Australia to become a leading innovation nation by 2030.