Improving Innovation Indicators - public consultation

Closed 28 Mar 2019

Opened 7 Mar 2019


We are undertaking a review of innovation metrics. The aim of the review is to develop a suite of metrics that more fully capture innovation and thereby support better decision-making in Australia.

To date, we have consulted with over 50 innovation system organisations and experts who have identified gaps, issues and opportunities for innovation metrics. We are now opening consultation publicly, to acquaint innovation system stakeholders with our progress to date, and to provide a broader range of stakeholders with the opportunity to contribute to the Review. The aim of this first public consultation is to ensure that all the key issues have been identified and to seek feedback on the relative priority of these issues.  

Why We Are Consulting

Information gathered from consultations will inform the development of the Review's final report and recommendations.  While all input to the Innovation Metrics Review is welcome, we are particularly interested in feedback concerning the key messages that have emerged from the consultations to date, and any messages you or your organisation believe are important which have not yet been raised by others.

Consultation paper

Read more about the Review and the information gathered from consultations in our Improving Innovation Indicators Consultation Paper, which can be downloaded below.


Submissions should be sent by 28 March 2019 to

Alternately you can submit comments by mail:

Innovation Metrics Review Taskforce
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
GPO 2013
Canberra, ACT, 2601

Please feel free to call the Review Taskforce on 61 2 6276 1165 if you have any questions.

Privacy Collection Statement

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science will collect from this consultation your personal information, including your name, email address, telephone number and affiliation. Your submission will assist in informing the recommendations that the Innovation Metrics Review develops for its report to Government. Your personal information may be disclosed to:

  • The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, who are collaborating with the Department on the Innovation Metrics Review; and
  • The Minister responsible for Industry, Innovation and Science, and the staff of her office.

Your personal information will not be used without your consent except as set out above or disclosed except where authorised or required by law.

Personal Information will be stored and held in accordance with the Department’s obligations under the Archives Act 1983 (Cth). For further information, please refer to the Department’s Privacy Policy.

What Happens Next

Consultations for the Innovation Metrics Review have now closed. The review expects to present its final report and recommendations to Government in mid 2019.


  • Universities
  • State and territory governments
  • Commonwealth government agencies
  • Peak bodies representing academic
  • Research
  • Design and industry stakeholders
  • Academics
  • Innovation system experts
  • Innovation-active businesses
  • Innovation system stakeholders


  • Innovation Metrics Review