Neville Stevens, AO
NSW Innovation and Productivity Council
9:10 AM OPENING KEYNOTE (RIC + RFDD): Adapting to the Innovation Economy: Challenges and Opportunities from Emerging Trends
The reasons to drive collaboration between Industry, Academia and Government are more compelling than ever in Australia’s current innovation landscape. While Australia is renowned for its research and innovation, the nation appears to lag behind its international competitors. In the 2017 Global Innovation Index, university industry collaboration remains a challenge for many organisations across the country.
In response to this, the NSW Innovation & Productivity Council has commenced a project seeking to understand and address the gap between Research and Industry collaboration. This session will focus on the key priority areas identified by the IPC to guide future research investments.
- Identify key priority areas for Australia’s innovation strategies and align research to industry requirements
- Benchmarking state-level innovation performance with international economies to understand drivers of innovation
- Case studies on what international economies are focusing on in their innovation performance and how Australia compares