Leveraging R&D Investment for the Australian Built Environment : Industry Report
Kraatz, Judy A., Hampson, Keith D., Voros, Joseph, Roos, Göran, Hayward, Peter, Parker, Rachel, Bok, Barbara, Campana, Joe, Chi, Seokho, & Lehtiranta, Liisa (2012) Leveraging R&D Investment for the Australian Built Environment : Industry Report. Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre, Brisbane, QLD.
The overarching goal of this project is to better match funding strategies to industry needs to maximise the benefits of R&D to Australia’s infrastructure and building industry.
Project partners are: Queensland Department of Public Works; Queensland Transport and Main Roads; Western Australian Department of Treasury and Finance; John Holland; Queensland University of Technology; Swinburne University of Technology; and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Prof Göran Roos). This project has been endorsed by the Australian Built Environment Industry Innovation Council (BEIIC) with Council member Prof Catherin Bull serving on this project’s Steering Committee.
This project seeks to: (i) maximise the value of R&D investment in this sector through improved understanding of future industry research needs; and (ii) address the perceived problem of a disproportionately low R&D investment in this sector, relative to the size and national importance of the sector.
This research will develop new theory built on open innovation, dynamic capabilities and absorptive capacity theories in the context of strategic foresighting and roadmapping activities.
Four project phases have been designed to address this research:
1: Audit and analysis of R&D investment in the Australian built environment since 1990 - access publically available data relating to R&D investments across Australia from public and private organisations to understand past trends.
2: Examine diffusion mechanisms of research and innovation and its impact on public and private organisations – investigate specific R&D investments to determine the process of realising research support, direction-setting, project engagement, impacts and pathways to adoption.
3: Develop a strategic roadmap for the future of this critical Australian industry - assess the likely future landscapes that R&D investment will both respond to and anticipate.
4: Develop policy to maximise the value of R&D investments to public and private organisations – through translating project learnings into policy guidelines.
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|Additional Information:||Industrial Research Team Members: Anna Evers (WA Department of Finance, Building Management and Works) Carolyn Marshall (WA Department of Finance, Building Management and Works) Michael Pearson (WA Department of Finance, Building Management and Works) Graeme Lockhart (WA Department of Finance, Building Management and Works) Catherin Bull (Built Environment Industry Innovation Council (BEIIC)) Don Allan (Qld Department of Public Works) Ross Smith (Qld Department of Public Works) Tom Fussell (Qld Department of Public Works) Dianne Heenan (Qld Transport and Main Roads) John Gordon (Qld Transport and Main Roads) Jeff Abbott (Qld Transport and Main Roads) Robyn Davies (Qld Transport and Main Roads) Cathy Currier (Qld Transport and Main Roads) Sylvia Crocker (John Holland) Narelle den Elzen (Qld Office of the Chief Scientist)|
|Keywords:||R&D investment, Construction industry, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 SBEnrc|
|Deposited On:||15 Apr 2013 22:17|
|Last Modified:||07 Aug 2013 05:57|
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