Australian Innovation Research Centre

Research Seminars

Research SeminarsThe AIRC hosts the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Seminar Program within the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. The Research Seminars feature visiting academics from Australian and international institutions and are held on a monthly basis on Fridays at 11am (unless otherwise noted on the schedule).

Venue: Harvard Lecture Theatre 2, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus (unless otherwise noted) – and by video-link to D131, Newnham.

All university staff, students and researchers from other institutions are welcome to attend.

If you would like to participate or require further information, please feel free to contact the Seminar Coordinator, Dr Helmut Fryges.

For information on upcoming Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Seminars, please see the schedule below. There is further information on the TSBE's Research Seminar Program available on the TSBE website.

The AIRC also hosts Public Seminars on topics relevant to the community, businesses and policy-makers. Information is available on our Public Seminars page or by contacting

Semester 1, 2015 

Date   Presenter   Topic
Friday 4 September
11:00am - 1:00pm
Harvard Lecture Theatre 2
Centenary Building
Sandy Bay
   Prof. Mark J. Roberts
(Pennsylvania State University)
   Firm R&D Investment and Export Market Exposure
Date TBA   Dr Graciela Corral de Zubielqui
(University of Adelaide)
   Knowledge inflows from market- and science-based actors, absorptive capacity, innovation and performance: A Study of SMEs
Friday 5 June
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Level 4 Tea Room, TSBE, Centenary Building
   Dr Ian Elsum
(ANU College of Business and Economics)
   When does a new product need a new business model? - The challenges of business model innovation in established firms (PDF 78kB)
Thursday 28 May
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University Club
   TSBE Flagship Seminar
Dr Colin Jones

The Promise of Enterprise Education: Going One Step Beyond Ruskin (PDF 168kB)

The Flagship Seminar series involves an annual seminar from each of TSBE's research areas. The seminars are designed to showcase TSBE research to the wider university community, businesses and industries and are open to the public.
Friday 6 March
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Commerce Building, Room 511
   Fernanda Reichert
(Nitec Innovation Research Centre,
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
   Innovation capabilities in Brazilian firms
Thursday 12 February
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
AIRC boardroom
   Prof. Rene Kemp
distinguished visitor at TSBE/AIRC 
(Maastricht University)
   Studying innovation