Creating effective innovation ecosystems

Deans lecture series 2017

Innovation has always been a driver for socio-economic growth. With the shift from closed to open innovation the ecosystem analogy is quickly gaining prominence. Tertiary education institutions are key players in these systems, both as providers of new knowledge through the various forms of research they are engaged in as well as through the provision of highly skilled professionals. This lecture will explore how our tertiary institutions can optimise their contribution to Australia’s innovation agenda. In particular, it will focus on differentiation and collaboration as the fundamentals of effective ecosystems.

Presenter bio

Professor Leo Goedegebuure

Leo Goedegebuure is professor and director of the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management at the University of Melbourne. Leo’s research interests are in the areas of governance and management, system dynamics including large scale restructuring policies, innovation, and institutional mergers. He has been with the LH Martin Institute since its inception in 2008, and has been active in the field of tertiary education policy and research for some 30 years.