Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation and entrepreneurship provides real benefits to citizens, consumers and communities. As part of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the EU is pursuing the Innovation Union, a flagship initiative for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

The EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges innovation research activities aim to:

  • Enable EU-Australia research, policy and industry linkages and collaboration
  • Investigate the transformation of knowledge into economically viable clean technologies, products and services
  • Enhance the visibility of the EU research and innovation agenda.

Research Themes

The innovation and entrepreneurship research theme focuses on EU policy and action related to:

  • Intellectual property
  • Entrepreneurship and industrial economics.

Research Director


Professor Paul Jensen

Professor Paul H. Jensen is the Professor of Innovation, Science and Technology Policy, and the Deputy Director of Research at the Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne.

Paul’s current research interests are innovation, science policy, and technology markets. Much of his research has a strong public policy focus, and has been published in leading international journals such as RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, National Tax Journal, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law & Economics, Strategic Management Journal, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Health Economics, and Industrial and Corporate Change.

In addition, he has undertaken commissioned research for IBM, the OECD, the European Commission, Asialink and the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Academic Advisors

Research Initiatives

Innovation & Entrepreneurship News

The EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges is co-funded by the European Commission and The University of Melbourne.