An article on the closing of ACIIC was carried by this week, accessible at

Bouquets have been received from Professor Mark Dodgson:

“Ron Johnston is the founder of science and innovation policy studies in Australia, and has been its leading light for decades. He has made an immense contribution to the advancement of science and innovation, often in unreceptive conditions. The Australian Centre for Innovation will be missed and leaves a major gap. He deserves the gratitude of all those currently promoting science and innovation: we stand on his shoulders.”

and Professor Roy Green:

“Congrats Ron Johnston on champion innings for #innovation policy to reposition Australia as #knowledge economy.”

The Australian Centre for Innovation will live on through its endowment of an $0.75 million program in Humanitarian Innovation to be managed by the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.

We also plan to continue to operate this website as a source of information and thought about innovation.