Australian Innovation Research Centre

Tasmanian Innovation Strategy

Commencement Date 01 January 2009
Project Status Past

Summary

The Tasmanian Government commissioned the AIRC to undertake research which would inform the Tasmanian Innovation Strategy.  The Strategy aimed to identify current growth areas in Tasmania suitable for further innovation and development, and suggest possible strategies to enable those sectors to fulfil their economic potential.

Description

The Tasmanian Government’s Innovation Strategy (TIS) sought to identify current growth areas in Tasmania suitable for further innovation and development, and suggest possible strategies to enable those sectors to fulfil their economic potential.  The AIRC was commissioned to conduct research that would assist the Tasmanian Government to develop the TIS. The focus of the Strategy was to explore ways to increase high-value food production, to explore ways of increasing the generation of renewable energy, to explore the state’s potential as a broadband leader, to explore ways to increase Hobart’s profile as a world class waterfront city, and to look at ways to further increase the state’s tourism advantages.

The Conceptual Overview and Options Outline, upon which the TIS is based, was formally presented to (then) Premier David Bartlett at the end of August, 2009.  The completed report was titled An Innovation Strategy for Tasmania: A New Vision for Economic Development – Conceptual Overview and Options Outline.  Elements of the Innovation Strategy have been widely debated both in media and political circles, and the overall response has been a positive one.  The Government’s TIS was formally released by Premier David Bartlett in August 2010.  

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Members (External)

  • Rod Stolorz