Innovation Review – Google Submission – May 2008

Google welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission as part of the Review of the National Innovation System. In this submission, we provide: an overview of Google’s activities; an explanation of why Google believes that an open Internet is a key enabler of  innovation in Australia; comment on the issues of key importance in preserving […]

Innovation Review – KCA Submission – April 2008

This submission is made on behalf of the members of Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA). They represent the organisational units that provide outreach services for the majority of Australia’s universities and some from the public research sector and service providers. The submission focuses upon technological innovations and the pathways to commercialisation from public sector R&D suppliers, […]

Innovation Review – CSIRO Submission – April 2008

Australia’s innovation system has evolved over the past century in response to many different drivers and policy initiatives. Our innovation system has now become complex – overly so – and fragmented – significantly so – at a time when there is need for cohesion, coherence and urgency. Equally, it has become internally competitive at a […]

Innovation Review – CRC Spatial Information – Submission April 2008

The Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) concurs with the generally-held view that Australians are very good at applying and implementing new ideas and new technologies but are substantially less so at early stage innovation and entrepreneurship. The CRCSI believes that it is in Australia’s best interests to actively work to overcome these weaknesses. […]

Innovation Review – Momentum Victoria Submission – April 2008

The Momentum Investment Group Pty Ltd (“Momentum”) is a venture capital manager and the parent company for Momentum Funds Management Pty Ltd (“MFM”). MFM manages the Momentum Ventures Unit Trust, a fund established in the first round of the Innovation Investment Fund (“IIF”) program. This submission is based on Momentum’s extensive involvement with venture capital, […]

Innovation Review – Group of Eight Submission – April 2008

Australia’s future as an innovating country depends fundamentally on our capacity to keep touch with the world’s pace setters in discovering and using knowledge. In several areas we can be the pace-setters. In many other areas we should aspire to be a proactive player, as well as endeavouring creatively to absorb, adapt and diffuse ideas […]

Innovation Review – CISCO Submission – April 2008

Australia needs to re-frame the nature of the innovation challenge and, as a result, rethink a national innovation capability in ways that will question some of the assumptions on which our current innovation models work. This submission from the Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems to the Review of the National Innovation System in Australia […]

Innovation Review – Innovative Research Universities Submission – April 2008

Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU Australia) is pleased to present this submission to the Review of the National Innovation System. IRU Australia is consortium of seven research-intensive universities covering five States. Six of the seven universities are in the top 500 of the 2007 Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking. In 2006, member universities enrolled over 165,000 […]

Innovation Review – ARC Submission – April 2008

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory authority within the Australian Government’s Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio. Its mission is to advance Australia’s research excellence to be globally competitive and deliver benefits to the community. The ARC provides advice to the Government on research matters and manages the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP), […]

CPNS Good Times and Philanthropy – QUT March 2008

This report draws upon the latest research to examine giving trends by affluent individuals in Australia and how these compare with overseas counterparts. It is driven by several factors. Giving by individuals matters enormously to the nonprofit sector, far exceeding business donations. Whether the richest of the population gives commensurate with their wealth is a […]