Review of the National Innovation System

Report on the Review of the National Innovation System

The 2008 review of Australia's innovation system was undertaken by an independent panel. The panel's report, Venturous Australia - building strength in innovation, and associated materials, can be accessed below.

Individual chapters can be downloaded below.


These annexes provide further information in support of some chapters in the main report. The number of the annex reflects the report chapter to which the additional information applies.

Additional Materials


The Review received over 800 written submissions. A list of submission authors is available from the Review Appendix (above). Copies of submissions can be obtained by emailing the department.

Leximancer Analysis

A content analysis undertaken by Prof. Mark Dodgson of the University of Queensland, using Leximancer software to identify the main themes, concepts and ideas identified in submissions to the Review.

An analysis of submissions to the Review undertaken by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

Review of the Cooperative Research Centres Program

As part of the review process, a separate review of the Cooperative Research Centres was undertaken. The report from that Review - Collaborating to a purpose - is available below.

Contact the Review Secretariat

For enquiries regarding the Review please email the Secretariat.


Creative Commons LicenseVenturous Australia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia License.

To the extent the Commonwealth owns any copyright it has licensed such rights to the Chair of the Review to enable public dissemination of the report in accordance with the Chair's wishes. Both the Report and the use of the Creative Commons license do not necessarily reflect the views of or have the endorsement of the Commonwealth or of the Minister, or indicate the Commonwealth's commitment to a particular course of action.

The Commonwealth accepts no liability both in terms of the material contained in the Report, the Creative Commons license and the linked Creative Commons website. The Commonwealth recommends users exercise their own skill and care and carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness, relevance and effect of both the licence and Report and where necessary obtain their own independent professional advice appropriate to their own particular circumstances.

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