Business Model Innovation in Australia ABF DSK Jan 2012

Business Model Innovation in Australia – ABF DSK Jan 2012

A business model is how a firm creates value for customers, partners and itself. It is the firm’s answer to the questions: what to produce, for whom and how to make money doing so. Some people call this the business recipe, and in the past it was often the case that most firms in an […]

China Overview of Foreign Direct Investment EIU Jan 2012

China Overview of Foreign Direct Investment – EIU Jan 2012

There is growing speculation surrounding the future of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China. A combination of rising domestic wages, concerns about growing impediments to market access and reduced export demand in advanced markets has fuelled conjecture that foreign investment into China may slow in the coming years. The Economist Intelligence Unit argues that China […]

2011 CEO Survey – Investment in New Technologies – AIGroup January 2012

This report explores business investment in new technologies. It is based on a survey of 540 Chief Executive Officers of Australian businesses in the manufacturing, services and construction sectors. The survey focused on business investment in new technologies over the past three years; on business use of R&D tax incentives and on expectations about the […]

Australian Angel Investor Survey – AAAI Bentleys 2011

The Angel investor community in Australia is a growing and vibrant sector that brings together investors and entrepreneurs with a shared passion for innovation. The 2011 Bentleys Australian Angel Investors Survey is the fourth annual survey undertaken across the Angel investor community. The 2011 survey data and report highlights the increasing contribution and voice of […]

Londons Digital Economy GLA Intelligence Unit Jan 2012

London’s Digital Economy – GLA Intelligence Unit Jan 2012

Supporting London’s preeminent position are its complementary strengths in finance and business services, and London’s role as the creative capital and global media centre. This provides many opportunities for the cross-pollination of ideas and innovation bolstered by London’s world-class universities, highly-skilled workforce attracted by the city’s energy and culture, and a competitive business environment. New […]

World IP Report - Changing Face of Innovation - WIPRO 2011

World Intellectual Property Report – Changing Face of Innovation – WIPRO 2011

In modern market economies, innovation is a key ingredient of sustained economic growth. In high-income countries, studies have estimated that innovation accounts for as much as 80 percent of economy-wide growth in productivity. Research at the firm level has shown that firms that innovate outperform their non-innovating peers. Less is known about innovation and its […]

Angel Group Year in Review - 2011 Halo Report

Angel Group Year in Review – 2011 Halo Report

Angel Group Investment Trends: The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights set out to raise awareness of early stage investment activities by angel investment groups. The Halo Report is the result. The research series highlights angel investment activity and trends in North America and provides much sought after data that has not […]

Free Legal Agreements for Entrepreneurs

1st Jan 2012. In conjunction with law firm DLA Piper, Sydney incubator Startmate has made available a free series of legal agreements suited to entrepreneurs. These can be downloaded below. Term Sheet: A summary of the terms of the investment. IP Deed of Assignment: The company owns the stuff you create not the people. Subscription […]

Cloud Computing Opportunities Challenges - ICT Innovation Council December 2011

Cloud Computing Opportunities Challenges – ICT Innovation Council December 2011

Cloud Computing has emerged as the decade’s biggest shift in the way organisations use Information Technology (IT). The following outlines a summary of advice to the Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research from the Information Technology Industry Innovation Council regarding the industry development opportunities and challenges presented by the growth of […]

Latest International Country Benchmark Austrade Dec 2011

Latest International Country Benchmark – Austrade Dec 2011

The Australian economy continues to perform solidly, building on 20 years of uninterrupted growth and Australia has ranked the second most resilient economy in the world for two years running. Unemployment is around 5 per cent, half that of many developed northern hemisphere countries. Inflation is contained and Australian Government net debt, at around 8 […]