Australian Centre for Innovation Professor Ron Johnston University of Sydney www.aciic.org.au Addressing the challenges of the future through innovation Australian Centre for Innovation & International Competitiveness.

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Australian Centre for Innovation
Professor Ron Johnston
University of Sydney
www.aciic.org.au
Addressing the challenges of the future
through innovation
Australian Centre for Innovation & International Competitiveness
*Discovery does not produce innovation
*Innovation occurs when humans embrace the discovery
as a technology to enhance the human condition
*Technologies are bridges to the future and a better life
*But they are indeterminate in that we don’t know
precisely where they lead, or who (and how) will
define the destination
*Insights for
Innovation
*Innovation is an outcome, not a process
*All innovation is aspirational
*The role of business is to produce means
through which people can “manifest what they
want, who they are and who they want to
become”
*Innovation Re-defined
Representative Experience
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National Research Council of Italy – Sustainable food – addressing agricultural waste
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Copper Development Association – Developing a residential energy management system in Australia
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Rockefeller Foundation – Sustainable food/energy/water management in the ASEAN nations
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Office of the Chief Scientist – Capacity of Australian company boards to address strategic STI issues
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Centre for Strategic Analysis of STI – Implementing effective foresight in Brazilian industry
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Australian Business Foundation – Innovation in business models
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APEC Center for Technology Foresight, Bangkok – Human Healthcare in the post-genomic age
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Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering – Assistive technologies for health ageing
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Department of Industry – Impact of emerging technologies on the Australian building products industry
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King Abdullah City for Science and Technology – Technology Innovation Centers in Saudi Arabia
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OECD – Review of the national innovation system and performance of South Korea

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