Fostering Collaborative Regional Development in Bioindustries: a case study, stage 1

55 pages
Code: 05-134
Published: 4 Nov 2005
Author(s): Paul Gadek, Peter Holden, Jim Bitomsky
ISBN: 1-74151-197-6

The emerging biobased industry sector in Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) has adopted a cluster based approach to facilitation of its development as best practice regional economic development. This project has sought to collect industry data to better define the scope and nature of the regional industry. The data will be used to identify possible barriers and opportunities for industry development and assess options for implementation, monitoring and measurement of industry cluster development. The project provides baseline data for a proposed longitudinal 5 year study of cluster development, which would develop and trial proposed innovative monitoring and measurement techniques, as well as seek to optimise outcomes for the industry.