I tried to leave a comment for LLOYD on his new blog (but the ‘say it’ button was inactive).
So, LLOYD, here is my comment:
I totally agree with your statement "We have the nouse, we have some great people with great ideas, and our needs often differ from our northern hemisphere counterparts, but to date this area hasn’t been taken seriously".
I had a bit to do with a fairly successful collaboration between Microsoft and the South Australian Government around Innovation in a past life. I suspect that my experience and influence could be helpful to what you are trying to do. Let me know if I can help.
Fang – Mike Seyfang – LearnDog