Steps in process:

  1. Notice of inquiry13 Dec 2022 - current step
  2. Initial consultationDec 2022 - Feb 2023
  3. Draft report28 Feb 2023
  4. Report consultationMar 2023
  5. Final reportMay 2023

Notice of inquiry

The South Australian Productivity Commission has been asked to undertake an inquiry into how research is turned into increased competitiveness for South Australia, including:

  • the importance of research and knowledge diffusion for economic competitiveness;
  • the effectiveness of current links between research institutions (including universities) and business, and of government programs supporting research and innovation; and
  • what the State Government can do (including in collaboration with others) to help bridge the gap between the generation of knowledge and those who could put it to use.

The terms of reference also require the Commission to provide advice on good practice models for the State Government to enable the process of turning research into economic competitiveness.

Chair and Presiding Commissioner

Adrian Tembel
T: 08 8226 7744

Inquiry Lead

Steve Whetton
T: 08 8226 7705


Simone Vanzati
T: 08 8226 2654