Gippsland Smart Specialisation Strategy (G-S3)

Applying the Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) methodology pioneered in the European Union, this project initiated by the Victorian Latrobe Valley Authority brings together government, business, research and education and civil society in Gippsland to co-design a shared vision for the region’s future prosperity, environmental sustainability and social wellbeing.

Providing a framework for understanding Gippsland’s unique knowledge assets, expertise and strengths, the Gippsland S3 process seeks to leverage existing regional initiatives and identify new connections between stakeholders across the quadruple helix and industry sectors with the potential for innovation, resilience and global competitiveness.

The G-S3 project is a partnership between the EU Centre at RMIT University and the University of Melbourne. 

Key documents from the GS3 process from 2017-2020 are available for download below.

State of the Art Review of Smart Specialisation in Europe (May 2018)

One of the foundation documents that informed the GS3 project, this reviews the state of literature about Smart Specialisation in Europe (at the time of writing in May 2018), and observations about its application in other parts of the world.
Download State of the Art EU S3 Review (PDF, 290kb)

Gippsland Business Innovation Survey (GBIS) (June 2020)

The GBIS is the first detailed, regional-focused innovation survey in Victoria and one of the few examples in Australia. This report gives detailed knowledge about Gippsland’s business innovation activities and the context in which business innovations emerge.
Download Gippsland Business Innovation Survery (GBIS) (June 2020) (PDF, 3.2Mb)

GS3 Final Report (June 2020)

This report is the culmination of the first phase of GS3. It documents the development of the Gippsland innovation system and emerging partnerships and projects in food and fibre, energy, health and wellbeing and the visitor economy sectors.
Download GS3 Final Report (June 2020) (PDF, 3.6Mb)

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For more information on G-S3, visit the project’s website.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.