Who we are
We are an independent statutory body created by the Innovation and Productivity Council Act 1996 that provides evidence-based advice to the NSW Government.
Our mission is to champion evidence-based policy through research on innovations that can raise productivity in NSW.
Our statutory role includes:
- investigating issues related to the promotion of innovation to increase productivity and employment opportunities
- facilitating the flow of information and ideas between the NSW Government, industry, and the research community
- advising on proposed programs and NSW Government initiatives that promote public and private sector innovation to increase productivity and employment opportunities.
Our publications tackle complex economic, environmental, and social challenges.
We identify how innovation can create jobs, investment, exports, interstate trade, and greater economic opportunity for NSW residents.
This report explores the challenges faced by businesses in accessing government services.east
This reports examines the opportunities and challenges that arise when small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) collaborate with research organisations.east
This series provides new evidence and insights on the long-term implications of remote and hybrid working.east
This report looks at what makes a successful innovation precinct around the world.east
Our unique scorecards provide a snapshot of the state's innovation and productivity performance.east
This report explores the importance of the innovation economy and how international governments are supporting its growth.east
This report examines the environmental goods and services (EGS) sector in NSW.east
The NSW Innovation and Productivity Council has released its Let’s Collaborate report which explores the benefits of cooperation and mutuality between SMEs and researchers, and how they can collaborate more often.east
The NSW Innovation and Productivity Council has released its NSW Remote Working Insights Report, which unpacks the lessons of widespread remote working.east
A new report released today reveals that 255,000 of the State’s employing small businesses are standout performers when it comes to their contribution to jobs and profitability, but need to focus on more innovation to help them grow.east
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