State of Australasian Cities

  • Sharp, D. (Speaker)
  • Sebastian Fastenrath (Speaker)
  • Sam Tavassoli (Speaker)
  • Raven, R. (Speaker)
  • Lars Coenen (Speaker)
  • Leo Goedegebuure (Speaker)
  • Bruce Wilson (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference


Mission-oriented Innovation Districts – the Australian context.

The aim of this review is to explore what the analytical contours of Mission-Oriented Innovation Districts (MOID) might look like. We ask the question: how can Mission-Oriented Innovation Districts be conceptualised, measured and governed? We address this question by reviewing the academic literature on both Innovation Districts and on mission-oriented innovation through a systematic approach.

Our findings indicate that both mission-oriented policy and Innovation Districts are young and emergent research fields, but developing at the forefront of innovation policy theory and practice. Nevertheless, they have so far remained entirely disconnected debates with zero crossovers. While each of them has strengths and limitations, if combined, they could provide a more comprehensive approach to innovation policy. This finding highlights a number of issues and research suggestions regarding how a Mission-Oriented Innovation District approach might look like.
Period2 Dec 2021
Event typeConference
LocationMelbourne, AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • mission-oriented innovation
  • cities
  • urban sustainability