Future of Innovation and Innovative Systems
With research in this theme, CBSI is ideally placed to lead the ongoing debate about innovation policy in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific region. The key objective of this theme is to uncover how firms, industries and cities can increase their capacity to innovate and what government can do to support them.
1. Managing product and service innovation and commercialisation
CBSI researchers are involved in supporting business and other organisations in high value service and product development and commercialisation. We also work on business model innovation and adopt a broad vision of innovation that includes social innovation and the social and environmental impact of business innovation. At a broader level, we assist organisations from business, government, non-profits and other civil society organisations in implementing innovation strategies and changing their culture for innovation.
2. Innovative systems and policy for innovation
While individual actors are at the grassroots of innovation but innovation also requires appropriate policy and context to strive. Our research informs public policy for innovation by analysing innovative systems, and the context within which change occurs, to inform various dimensions of policy. Mapping and analysing innovation capability – or lack of thereof – Can help us to understand the conditions under which successful change is most likely to occur. This analysis can be done at the national or regional level or in more defined segments such as clusters, supply chains, cities, regional Australia or more global regions.
- Australian Management Capability Survey and Innovation Case Studies Project
CIs: Professor Roy Green; Associate Professor Renu Agarwal; Associate Professor Chris Bajada; Dr Paul Brown
- Imagine Sydney Create - Deloitte Access Economics
CIs: Professor Roy Green; Associate Professor Renu Agarwal; Associate Professor Chris Bajada; Dr Sanjoy Paul; Dr Maruf Chowdhury
- Export Council of Australia Australia’s International Business Survey 2017 (AIBS 2017)
CIs: Associate Professor Renu Agarwal; Professor Roy Green; Associate Professor Chris Bajada; Dr Hussain Rammal; Dr Moira Scerri
- Innovation in the Asia-Pacific: From Manufacturing to Knowledge Economies
CIs: Professor Thomas Clarke; PI: Professor Keun Lee, Seoul National University
Asia Pacific is increasingly engaged in shortening and intensifying cycles of innovation (Lee 2013). This research Project examines modes of creativity and innovation, intellectual property, the components of national innovation systems such as firms, education and training, knowledge and technical infrastructure; and public policy in pursuit of advanced knowledge-based economies driven by innovation networks and the continuous development of human capital and capability.
Innovation in Australia and Korea - a joint initiative of the ROK Academy of Korean Studies and the Korean Studies Association of Australasia
CI: Associate Professor Bronwen Dalton
The recent conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and Korea presents many new opportunities. For innovation to lead to commercial outcomes that maximise competitiveness and productivity, businesses need to collaborate with other businesses across international supply chains, and with international researchers in universities and research agencies. This project will bring together key Australian and Korean industry players, policy makers and researchers to update and compare the national innovation policy and systems and to generate a network and resources that will be of direct benefit to Australian and Korean industry.