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Centre for Transformative Innovation

The Centre for Transformative Innovation (CTI) was founded in 2014 as part of Swinburne's Faculty of Business and Law. CTI was launched with the aim of better informing public debate on public and corporate policy on innovation. We are multi-disciplinary, politically non-aligned, impartial and independent.

Our researchers have a strong record of publications in leading economics, public policy and social science journals, including: The Review of Economics and Statistics, RAND Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, Economics Letters, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, PLoS ONE, Regional Studies, National Tax Journal, British Journal of Sociology, Organization Science, American Journal of Public Health, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Economic Surveys, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Health Economics, and Energy Economics.

Our vision and mission


Global prosperity through knowledge and innovation.


To improve innovative capacity in Australia, and beyond, through understanding the processes though which ideas and inventions enhance productivity.

To be a global leader in research on technology and innovation for policy and management.

To be a focal point for researchers and policy advocates who are interested in studying how and why innovation occurs and what its effects are.