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Government Projects

We live in a mixed economy. Government agencies ranging from Regional authorities, to State and National departments – and a vast array of special program initiatives – play a vital and growing role in seeking to foster innovation and entrepreneurship as key components of building stronger economies and richer societies....

Government of Australia, Enterprise Connect Innovative Regions Centre

In August, 2008, David Admans was engaged by the Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research to establish and lead the Enterprise Connect (EC) Innovative Regions Centre. The purpose of the Centre was to promote the economic advantages that innovative regions derived from such activity. In his four...

Burnie City Council (Tasmania)

Tasmania is facing significant economic structural adjustment challenges at present. David Admans, with the Innovative Regions Centre Facilitator for Northern Tasmania and other Enterprise Connect staff from the Tasmanian State Office have been engaged in supporting State and Local Government agencies to ass assist Tasmanian enterprises adjust to the changing...

Government of Oman

MENTREG consultant Kevin Hindle was retained by the Omani Government to assist with the development of the National Academic Innovation Assistance Program (NAIAP) The main objective of the program is to promote the culture of innovation competitiveness through piloting a series of entrepreneurial activities that form part of a systemic...

Government of Denmark, International Danish Entrepreneurship Academy and University of Southern Denmark

Denmark is a small country that has always had a big impact in the world of design and technological leadership. Denmark is also a world leader in recognizing the vital importance of building the entrepreneurial capacity of its people. Only an entrepreneurially literate and entrepreneruially skilled population can ensure continued...

Government of Australia, DIISR, Enterprise Connect program

Enterprise Connect is the Commonwealth government’s program for fostering regional innovation and productivity enhancement. It operates through a number of focused Centres. The Innovative Regions Centre (IRC) has sought to acquire, adopt and utilize a range of analytical tools, programs and systems to help it achieve its mission of stimulating...

Government of Australia, Woorabinda Innovative Regions Centre

In 2010, Professor Hindle was engaged by the Enterprise Connect Innovative Regions Centre to lead a review of the entrepreneurial capacity of the Woorabinda community using its beef cattle enterprise as the Potential Entrepreneurial Project (PEP). Woorabinda is an Indigenous community of approximately 1,000 people situated a 120 km inland...

South Australian Department of State Development

Recommended the creation of an independent SACR out of what was becoming a potentially inefficient deployment of resources within a large government department.  Cabinet endorsed and implemented recommendations....