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An analysis of the National Measurement Institute’s client base

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Staff Research Paper 2/2019
Publication Date: 
June 2019

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) provides high accuracy measurement services to industry and regulators. This research paper analyses the NMI’s client base.

Key findings include:

  • NMI clients are highly innovative-active and more likely to be involved in research and development and to file patent and trade mark applications
  • one quarter of NMI client firms are in industry growth sectors, in contrast to just 9% of all employing Australian firms
  • growth sectors include food and agribusiness, medical technologies and pharmaceuticals, mining equipment, technology and services, and oil, gas and energy resources
  • there is scope for more detailed analysis of NMI clients and their performance using the Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment (BLADE)

Author: Angelina Bruno

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