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Original Published Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018

A newly funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects grant, led by Professor John Spoehr at The Flinders University of South Australia, aims to determine how economic complexity can drive innovation and smart specialisation, and how industry can be supported to transition to a more competitive economy. 

The research team is collaborating with industry partners in aged care, local government, and Oregon State University. They will investigate how, in the face of a downturn of traditional manufacturing, innovation is crucial to create new industries and the jobs of the future.

The project, which is receiving Australian Government support of $143,646 and additional cash and in-kind support from partner organisations, is expected to drive high-value industry intelligence in support of product diversification, providing provide significant benefits, such as increased international competitiveness, exports, revenue, and economic growth.



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Image: Final assembly.
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