Spaces of Australian Innovation

| August 1, 2016

How can Australia build and nurture spaces for innovation and creative engagement so that we can become a truly innovative nation? At the end of last year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed his innovation statement, calling for an ‘ideas boom’ with a funding package of almost $1.1 billion. What has happened since then?

For the next two months, this forum will explore space in the physical, virtual and metaphorical sense. We will discuss Spaces to Collaborate in smarter cities as centres of entrepreneurship and creative culture; Spaces to Learn and nurture Australian talent, embed design thinking and foster personal and economic growth; Research Spaces to encourage academia and industry to collaborate and commercialise research; Head Space and Outer Space, examining the potential of the emerging commercial space industry.

The forum will be leading up to the Global Access Partners 7th Annual Economic Summit on the 15th and 16th of September 2016 at NSW Parliament House with speakers and participants featured in this area.

If you would like to contribute a blog to join the debate, please contact Svetlana at


Blogs and speeches from Summit speakers:

Spaces of Australian innovation blogs:


Open Forum is an interactive policy discussion website hosted and moderated by Global Access Partners (GAP).


  1. rltuition

    September 29, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Innovation with skills

    Australia is one of the well developed country in the world. We need to focus on our young generation that they should get quality education with skills, not just cramming things. They should know the basics of that thing. This will help our country to get more innovative ideas.

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