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