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News, opinions, and articles written by Howard Partners Consultants, or referring to Howard Partners, can be viewed through the links below.


Howard,  A Vision For University-Business Engagement in Australia,


Hare, Julie, "Charles Darwin, Victoria, Southern Cross, Murdoch unis in the red", The Australian, 18 January, 2017.


O'Keefe, Darragh, Industry-university collaboration falls short as revenue earner, The Australian, 18 January, 2017


Howard, Williams and Agarwal awarded Best Practitioner Case Award Paper, XIV International Triple Helix Conference, Heidelberg, September, 2016. Smart Specialisation as an Engagement Framework for Triple Helix Interactions, Hélice Volume 5 (2016), Issue 3-4.


Howard Partners wins ISA tender, James Riley,, Dec 20 2016


Business insight into more successful collaboration John H Howard,The Australian, 31 Aug 2016


Invention is not Innovation, Todd, Williams, Newcastle Herald, 25 July 2016


Health innovation a winning story John H Howard,The Australian, 13 July 2016


Industry engagement and the emerging university business model, John H Howard, The Australian, 22 June 2016


Arrium’s collapse shows Australia must get a lot smarter about steel, Roy Green and John H Howard, The Conversation, 8 April, 2016


Five things about innovation Australia can learn from other countries,  Roy Green and John H Howard, The Conversation, December 2, 2016


If we want to promote innovation we need to focus on businesses, Don Scott-Kemmis, The Conversation, October 20, 2015


Adapt or perish: Australia Post must embrace digital disruption, John H Howard, The Conversation, April 14, 2015


University-Industry Relationships - No Easy Fix, John H Howard, 21 August, 2014


BCA Strategy for Australia John H Howard, 13 August 2014



During 2017 Howard Partners is celebrating 18 years as an independent public policy research, advisory, and management consulting firm.


Howard Partners Pty Ltd, in collaboration with Technopolis Group Limited, based in the UK, is currently providing  professional advice for the development of a long term strategic plan ‘to maximise Australia’s innovation potential, positioning Australia to seize the next wave of economic prosperity and ensuring Australia’s wellbeing and economic growth in the future’.


Howard Partners recently completed an assignment to assist the  Hunter RDA to develop a regional  'smart specialization strategy' -  an integrated, place based, and transformation policy framework that will provide a basis for regional development investment.


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