Riverland Wine has been asked by the University of Tasmania to assist with a Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) -funded project. This research project seeks to assist all levels of government to understand how to better support agriculture, innovation and entrepreneurship in Australia’s regional economy.
The research team wants to gather practical information about the innovativeness of people and businesses in our region. Too often government assessments of regional innovativeness focus on patents etc which overlooks the many practical innovations that businesses undertake to improve their products, processes and profitability. The research team is keen to capture that information to present an accurate picture of the strengths, weaknesses and constraints that are a reality for regional people.
Participants are invited to contribute in an online survey which should take about 10 minutes to complete. All input is anonymous and individuals will not be identifiable.
A hard copy of the survey is available by contacting Riverland Wine, by phone 8584 6399 or email. This survey may be a useful opportunity to benchmark your business against others. Participants can request a summary of the findings by email.
Growers’ participation in this survey would be appreciated as it is believed this will be an important contribution in assisting all levels of government in understanding the needs of regional Australia and agriculture in particular.