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Department of Industry Innovation and Science

Innovation stakeholder sessions for local, state governments

The federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science will be holding two rounds of innovation stakeholder briefings for local and state governments. The below roadshow schedule is just the first round. A second round in 2016 will include more regional centres. Email [email protected] with your name, contact details and location of the roadshow you would like to attend. Read More

What makes an innovator?

The federal Industry portfolio got a name change last week to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, explicitly highlighting its innovation policy responsibilities. If you're not already subscribed to the department's monthly report on innovation policy, it has an excellent round-up of initiatives and developments across jurisdictions. It was never a quiet policy space, but now it has renewed political support in addition to the recent support from the Secretaries Board. Accordingly, the team behind the Public Sector Innovation Toolkit are seeking views: "What are the behaviours that identify an innovator? What are the behaviours that demonstrate that a leader is supportive/expectant of innovation from others?" Alex Roberts, an Innovation Advocate in DIIS, writes: Read More