Call for Papers: Deadline extended by one week

James Riley
Editorial Director

Good news! The submission deadline for ideas and outlines for contributions to The Industry Papers the Call for Papers process has been extended by one week. So relax, you have plenty of time.

You now have until midnight on Friday March 22 to make an online submission of your outline for a paper to be published in The Industry Papers, an 80-page, 60,000-word, tabloid-sized newspaper filled with smart ideas from smart people.

You can submit an outline for your proposed contribution here.

This year we are using the Oxford Abstract platform for managing submissions. You have to create an account to get to the application page, but don’t worry, it’s an easy process – just an email address and a password and you’re in.

Proposal outlines must be in by midnight on March 22. But The Industry Papers does not publish in its paper form until September, so you have plenty of time to write the actual paper.

The Industry Papers is the third hard copy publication in the InnovationAus series and follows last year’s The Capability Papers and 2022’s The Innovation Papers.

Like last year, once our authors have been selected, will conduct a series of four conference forums across four cities, each exploring key themes identified in the papers, with our authors playing roles as panelists and presenters.

The final event is the launch of The Industry Papers hardcopy publication in Canberra, where authors are given the opportunity to present their ideas.

We are seeking proposals for papers from experts across the Australian innovation ecosystem – from academics to researchers to corporate executives and SME leaders. We see our role at as a catalyst for debate and discussion.

The Industry Papers brings these debates and discussions into the mainstream.

This Call for Papers process seeks ideas and answers for building a connected and integrated innovation ecosystem.

Like The Capability Papers, we expect policy papers outlining areas of expertise or particular opportunity, and changes that would remove blockages to progress or underwrite growth.

In The Industry Papers, we are expecting a lot of interest in regional Australia, at the technological nexus between AgriTech, resources and the METS sector, and in climate tech and renewables. This is fertile ground for Australian entrepreneurs and innovators.

If we are seeking a national vision on where Australia needs to build capability and capacity, then we need to ask some fundamental questions:

  • What are the industries and technologies of the future?
  • Where are our areas of current and potential competitive advantage?
  • Which global markets/value chains are most valuable?
  • How do all of the above intersect and can we position ourselves accordingly?

These are serious questions for Australia. If you have a policy proposal or an idea worth exploring – please make you submission here.

If you are interested sponsorship details or potential speaker opportunities, you can register that interest by clicking here.

If you intend to submit a paper proposal but are unsure of how to write in the style of our newspaper – do not fear. You can find our style guide for authors here.

In the past couple of years we have had some incredible papers submitted by some outstanding Australians. You can find the full online versions of The Capability Papers articles by clicking here.

If you would like to receive a hard copy version of last year’s The Capability Papers, you can order one online here.

Do you know more? Contact James Riley via Email.

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