On Thursday (8th May), I am part of a panel discussing “Priorities and Directions in Innovation Policy in Australia.” Also on the panel are Nicholas Gruen and Patrick Coleman (of the BCA). It is an Economic Society of Australia event and it will take place from 5:30pm at the Productivity Commission, Rattigan Room, 35 Collins St.
I’ll be discussing issues related to my submission to the National Innovation Review. But I hope also to include some remarks on the Victorian budget due to be handed down tomorrow evening. It is John Brumby’s first as premier and since he was the person with what I regard as the best 2020 Summit idea on innovation — that is, using COAG to promote innovation across Australia — hopefully, there will be some good things to emerge there.
[Update: A new publication, Innovation ’08 has articles by pretty much everyone in the innovation policy space. Look for a familiar face on page 17.]