With the GBI ECP, RMIT will be "Leading and harnessing research-driven change to unlock the value and impact of innovation within Australia and worldwide".
It will deliver impactful research aimed at increasing the innovation capabilities of private and public sector firms, through a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach with external stakeholders, combining excellence and relevance, and promoting RMIT as an innovation hub.
This involves addressing a broad range of topics, including organisational forms, governance mechanisms, business model and partner selection for innovation, managerial practices conducive to innovation, innovation adoption and diffusion, individual characteristics of innovators, as well as innovation’s regulation, performance and impact – and illuminating innovation in all its facets with insights from a wide range of business fields including Economics, Strategy, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Organisational Behaviour, Sociology, Psychology, Human Resource Management, Logistics, Information Systems, Finance, Law, Accounting and Design – and incorporating STEM subject matter expertise as needed.
The research skills and competencies within this ECP can be applied to any sector or organisation, regardless of size or stage of development. The primary areas where our expertise will be directed are indicated below.
Anne-Laure Mention, Director, RMIT Global Business Innovation ECP
Together with our public and private sector partners, we will generate research-driven change to unlock the value and impact of innovation in Australia and worldwide.
Fourteen projects were funded under the 2019 Capability Development Fund (CDF) scheme so far. Those projects have contributed to the ECP priority areas, as well as to the ECP value chain in several ways but predominantly around Capability Development, Industry Engagement, Capability Deployment and Research Translation.
The Australian Maritime Logistics Research Network (the “AMLR Network”) is established to connect academics with academics in the field of maritime logistics.
Behavioural Innovation Research and Design Society – BIRDS is established to establish cross-disciplinary competencies and capabilities at the intersection of human psychology, humanistic design and innovation.
Gathering together the competencies and skills required to engage in an open and collaborative innovation process.
Focus areas include:
Embracing the range of capabilities needed to organise and implement innovation, including:
This priority area also examines changes in work practices due to digital transformation.
This area addresses:
This area focuses on measuring, valuing and evaluating innovation at all levels, from studying teams, projects and organisations, to entire nations.
It also studies innovation-related objects such as brands.
This increased understanding of how to be more innovative, will enable our University and the Australian public and private sectors to translate our shared research findings into innovative products, services, systems and models that lead to world-changing economic, social and environmental benefits.
The Global Business Innovation ECP Platform in collaboration with RMIT’s College of Business has launched the ‘Global Business Innovation Conversations’. This is a series of research-driven events showcasing the latest technology and innovation predicted to propel the future of business across industries. You can expect provocative and forward-thinking conversations among leaders in the field, backed by experimental and project research findings from global innovation hubs.
If you're not sure how you can best work with us, our team can explain what's possible and put you in touch with the right person.
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.