The interactive National Innovation Map has been updated!

This tool can help you unlock innovation and entrepreneurship trends in your region. Did you know that inner Brisbane doubled the number of patent applicants in 2015? Darwin City has almost tripled the number of trademark applications in the same year.

The map identifies the location of innovation activities (R&D expenditure, patent and trademark application counts) and business creation (new businesses) across Australia over time. It illustrates that business creation and innovation is influenced by proximity to other innovative activity including that of research organisations.

Unlike almost any other international region, 70 per cent of Australia’s population is concentrated in five major cities. The large distances between major cities, regional and rural centres can present challenges to knowledge flow and innovation cluster development: the foundations of innovation.

Find out how your region measures up here.

10 August 2016