It is with great pleasure that the ECIC launches the ‘South Australia’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Voice of the Customer Research Report’ and ‘Integrating Innovation South Australian Entrepreneurship Systems and Strategies’.
The ‘South Australia’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Voice of the Customer Research Report’ was prepared by Dr Allan O’Connor and Gerard Reed from the ECIC and was launched at an event at the University on Thursday 13 August. This report received funding from the Department of State Development and we thank them for their ongoing support for this project.
Also at this event ‘Integrating Innovation South Australian Entrepreneurship Systems and Strategies’ edited by Professor Göran Roos and Dr Allan O’Connor which contains contributions from the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Flinders University was launched. This book was published in conjunction with Adelaide University Press.
Both publications are exciting for the ECIC as we look to further explore and understand SA’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to positively contribute to growth and innovation both locally and abroad.
South Australia’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Voice of the Customer Research Report
In 2016, South Australia (SA) will lose the last major automotive manufacturer in the state; General Motors Holden. Far from being complacent, much energy is being placed into stimulating new industry sectors and one initiative is concerned with developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This report details research associated with this initiative that was designed to identify opportunities that may exist to assist and develop the diversity of the Adelaide Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (AEE).
The research explores the possibility that support may be potentially derived from the public sector to be placed strategically to assist and nurture the organic nature of the AEE. The research was deliberate in its attempt to hear from entrepreneurs who had experienced or are experiencing Adelaide’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for better or for worse.
Integrating Innovation: South Australian Entrepreneurship Systems and Strategies
The necessity is upon us to re-think how innovation happens and how the respective actors within an economy interact and engage with each other. Innovation relies on intersections between people, knowledge, information sharing, ideas, financial and other resources. Innovation happens through regional social and economic system dynamics; innovation relies on a systems view of entrepreneurship. In this book the authors are exploring how the linkages within the system can be conceptualised and made transparent.