Australia's Innovation System

3 December 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-339-2

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Senate Economics References Committee (PDF 20KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 9KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 7KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 42KB)

Conduct of inquiry
Expert consultant
Why innovation matters for Australia

Chapter 2 - Key challenges to innovation in Australia (PDF 116KB)

R&D funding and policy stability
Innovation system leadership and coordination
Strategic approach to building innovation capability
Local and regional innovation ecosystems
Education for an innovation future

Coalition Senators’ additional comments (PDF 34KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 22KB)
Appendix 2 - Tabled documents (PDF 11KB)
Appendix 3 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 15KB)
Attachment 1 - A Report on the Structure and Performance of Australia's National Innovation System (PDF 1360KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540