Business Angels Markets and Policies of EU Member States – CSES Oct 2012

Business Angels play an important role in the economy, and in many countries constitute the largest source of external funding, after family and friends, in newly established ventures. Business Angels provide both financing and managerial experience, which increase the likelihood of the survival of start-up enterprises. But the fundamental nature of the Business Angel market […]

Mastercard releases Global Mobile Payments Readiness Index

29th June 2012. A new global study from MasterCard Worldwide shows Australia is on track for a cashless future – but the country still has obstacles to overcome before mobile payments become the norm. The winners are – Canada, Japan, Kenya, Singapore, and the US. Click here to view/download the report (23Mb in size) The MasterCard Mobile […]

Australian Maths Engineering and Science Review Chief Scientist May 2012

Australian Mathematics, Engineering and Science Review – Chief Scientist May 2012

There is a global perception that a workforce with a substantial proportion educated in Mathematics, Engineering and Science (MES) is essential to future prosperity. The Rocard Report reviewing science education in Europe states the availability of highly qualified science and technology professionals is a key factor for the establishment, import and success of high-tech industry […]

Portugal Angel Investor Tax Reforms – November 2011

Portugal needs more innovative companies and increased exporting capacity as this is the only way to promote the necessary job creation, to maintain the stability of the current economic and social system and to reverse and balance the external debt of the Country. However, for the creation of jobs the entrepreneurial and business ecosystem must […]

Media Convergence – ACMA Occasional Paper on Converged Legislative Frameworks

30th July 2011. Over the last few months, the Australian government has been seeking submissions on the issue of convergence. Legislative convergence – the amalgamation of communications, internet and media legislation under a single, converged legislative framework – has often been viewed as a best practice response to convergence issues. Click here to download the […]

The Faster-Accelerating Digital Economy – Seoul University

30th April 2011. This Discussion Paper, produced by the Seoul National University, identifies the Digital Economy (“DE”) as one of the most important features of the knowledge-based society of the future. The DE is growing at a rapid and increasing rate and this paper examines the causes and patterns of this rapid growth. The DE […]

Global Status of National eStrategy Development – ITU

15th May 2010. The report “National e-Strategies for Development: Global Status and Perspectives, 2010” by the International Telecommunications Union, provides a high-level update and an overview of the progress countries have made in their effort to develop national e-strategies, ICT strategies and sectoral e-strategies, analyzing as well the extent into which ICT have been incorporated […]

2008 Europe's Top 100 Software Companies

Nov 2008. This report provides a ranking of the top 100 software companies in Europe & provides a high level profile of the software industry. File Attachment: 2008 Europes Top 100 Software Companies Truffle Nov 2008.pdf (375 KB) The European software industry is distinguished by its capacity for innovation, tremendous technical skills, and highly skilled […]

2008 Towards a European Software Industry Strategy Intellect Oct 2008

Towards a European Software Industry Strategy – Intellect October 2008

Software is everywhere. This is one reason why the sector as a whole is not easy to be appreciated. In Europe, software has recently gained recognition as being vital for innovation, competitiveness, sustainable growth, welfare and high quality jobs creation. This paper focuses on packaged software as opposed to custom software that should be dealt […]

2008 EcoInnovation Policies in Australia OECD Aug 2008

Eco-Innovation Policies in Australia – OECD August 2008

The ambition of this report is to provide an empirical inventory of policies in place in Australia to promote eco-innovation. Considering that European countries had developed roadmaps for eco-innovation policies in the context of the European Commission Environmental Technology Action Plan (ETAP), the secretariat prepared an inventory of eco-innovation policies in eight non-EU OECD countries […]