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Innovation

Innovation is a key driver for socio-economic development of regions. Public and private organisations require innovation to improve their performance and in turn influence regional development.

Innovation is instrumental in creating sustainable development related technologies and processes. Innovation is not an isolated process; it requires the interaction of diverse actors and creates positive synergies between them.

  • Areas of ResearchLearn about our research focus areas and supervision expertise

    Innovation supports regional and national socio-economic development.

    Innovation allows firms, organisations and regions to create competitive advantages.

    The ability to create innovative sustainable advantages may be the difference between failure and success in this complex world.

    Innovation is not an isolated process and requires the study of diverse actors to understand how their interactions influence positive outputs and allows the sharing of economic scarce resources in order to develop productive National/Regional innovation systems.

    Research in innovation permeates through to different levels (Firms, Regional and National).

  • ResearchersMeet our academic research leaders
    Dr Graciela Corral de Zubielqui
    Dr Graciela Corral de Zubielqui
    • Resource management for innovation purpose
    • Innovation network, collaboration and knowledge transfer for innovation purpose
    • Intellectual property
    • Innovation Management in SMEs
    Dr Allan O’Connor
    Dr Allan O’Connor
    • Business models and strategic organisational design for innovation
    • Innovation performance and strategic intellectual capital management
    • Growth through innovation and the absorptive capacity and dynamic capabilities for innovation
    Charlie Hargroves
    Charlie Hargroves
    • Innovative approaches to sustainable development
    • Innovations in sustainable development related technologies and processes
    Dr Scott Gordon
    Dr Scott Gordon
    • Network dynamics and governance
    • Development of expertise
    • Interactions between opportunity discovery & exploitation
  • PhD Student ResearchersMeet our student researchers and enquire about joining the group
    Matthew McKinlay

    Supervisors: Noel Lindsay and Allan O’Connor

    PhD topic: “Using the systems’ functional dynamics concept to think about innovation: iPod as a case study.

    Matthew McKinlay

    Become a PhD student with our group

    We are actively seeking prospective PhD students to study with us and contribute to our understanding of this important field.

    The University of Adelaide understands the importance of encouraging and nurturing the next generation of researchers.

     Interested in studying with us?


    If you would like to do a PhD with our Innovation research group please fill in this form.

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  • External CollaboratorsExplore opportunities for industry and professional collaboration

    The University of Adelaide understands the importance of collaborative research and strong partnerships with industry and professionals in today's global market.

    We view these interactions as essential elements in advancing the University's research and teaching objectives as well as adding value to you as our partners.

    The Faculty of the Professions is renowned for its academic diversity and is home to some of the most respected and eminent researchers at the University of Adelaide.

    Within the ECIC our commitment to innovation, collaboration and a culture of forward thinking helps to influence the world we live in. Our collaborative research activities span across government, business and community groups.

    Our under-pinning philosophy of research partnerships is to match your community needs and business opportunities with the resources and expertise of our Faculty. The expertise and knowledge of our academic staff, who are specialists in their fields, present great opportunities for organisations to grow and to make decisive contributions that can influence strategic agendas and operational frameworks.

Innovation Research

Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC)

Faculty of the Professions

Address

Level 5, 10 Pulteney Street
Adelaide  SA  5005
Australia

Contact

Telephone: +61 8 8313 7422
or: 1300 660 543
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 4377
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