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News & Opinion

News, opinions, and articles written by Howard Partners Consultants, or referring to Howard Partners, can be viewed through the links below.


Howard, December 2018, Does Australia Need a  Rural Innovation and Industrial Strategy?


Howard,  A Vision For University-Business Engagement in Australia,


Howard, Williams and Agarwal awarded Best Practitioner Case Award Paper, XIV International Triple Helix Conference, Heidelberg, September, 2016. Smart Specialisation as an Engagement Framework for Triple Helix Interactions, Hélice Volume 5 (2016), Issue 3-4.


Howard Partners wins ISA tender, James Riley,, Dec 20 2016


Arrium’s collapse shows Australia must get a lot smarter about steel, Roy Green and John H Howard, The Conversation, 8 April, 2016


Five things about innovation Australia can learn from other countries,  Roy Green and John H Howard, The Conversation, December 2, 2016


If we want to promote innovation we need to focus on businesses, Don Scott-Kemmis, The Conversation, October 20, 2015


Adapt or perish: Australia Post must embrace digital disruption, John H Howard, The Conversation, April 14, 2015



During 2018 Howard Partners is celebrating 20 years as an independent public policy research, advisory, and management consulting firm.


Howard Partners was honoured to have contributed to the Innovation and Science Australia Strategic Plan, Australia 2030: Prosperity Though Innovation, released in early 2018. Our Consultations Report and Expert Opinion Survey was released at the same time.


Howard Partners has recently completed the Performance Review of the Rural Innovation System for the  National Primary Industries Research and Innovation Committee. Publication is expected shortly.


The firm has also recently completed an innovation narrative of the Canberra Innovation System for the period 1998-2018.  Publication is also expected shortly.




Dr John Howard

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