10 Trends in Retailing in Next 10 Years – EDG Dec 2012

Successful retailers place the consumer at the centre of their retail strategy in order to enhance the customer experience and provide greater speed and convenience of service. A content-rich customer experience has become the norm in online retailing; expectations are that this will transcend into the physical retail environment, creating a future where m-commerce, e-commerce […]

Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Skills – DIISRTE December 2012

Government can play this funding role in the translation process in a number of ways. Supporting venture capital is one way of doing this which has a number of benefits over more direct forms of assistance, including the ability to leverage broader technical and business experience and attract private sector capital. These advantages could explain […]

Australian Startup Ecosystem Deloitte Silicon Beach Nov 2012

Silicon Beach – Australian Startup Ecosystem – Deloitte Nov 2012

This first Australian Startup Ecosystem Report ‘Silicon Beach’ is a vital contribution to further the awareness of why technology entrepreneurship is important to Australia and where it has room for improvement. It provides much needed perspective as technology entrepreneurship is evolving to become a new fundamental to the Australian economy. The public interest will be […]

Telework - Working Smarter - AIGroup November 2012

Telework – Working Smarter – AIGroup November 2012

“Work is a thing you do and not a place you go”. Telework – Working smarter. It makes sense then that companies consider new ways to structure when, where and how their employees need to work to be the most effective. Flexible work arrangements allow employees and their employers more scope to choose the location, […]

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 […]

DIISR Innovation Annual Report 2011-2012 – DIISR Oct 2012

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education has prepared this report according to the Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies, approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit in June 2012. The department reported against three outcomes and associated programs for the 2011–12 financial […]

Imagining Australia in the Asian Century – BCG Sept 2012

Asian century has arrived. Asia is the world’s largest and fastest-growing regional economy. By 2030, its real GDP is expected to more than double to US$67 trillion, outstripping GDP projections for Europe and the Americas combined. Its growth stems from three phenomena. First, Asian economies have sustained high investment in infrastructure, housing, industry, and human […]