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 […]

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 […]

Australian Government Releases 2011 Annual Innovation Review

1st Aug 2011. The 2011 Australian Innovation System Review, published by the government, is the second in an annual series of reports, starting in 2010, on the performance of Australia’s national innovation system. Click here to download the report The Innovation System Reports are created as part of the governments response to the landmark 2008 […]

BERD in the Hand ABF Lateral Economics April 2011

BERD in the Hand – ABF Lateral Economics April 2011

Business investment in R&D generates high returns, but not all those returns accrue to the firm investing in the R&D. Other firms can copy aspects of any new commercial or technical know-how generated and/or poach knowledgeable employees from the original investor. For this reason, and to supplement tariff reform in the mid 1980s, Australia became […]

Independent Econometric Analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund

1 Jan 2011. In 2010 Professor Gordon Murray and his colleagues Professor Marc Cowling and Dr Weixi Liu were contracted by the Department to undertake an econometric analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) program. Professor Murray is an international expert in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and along with Professor Cowling (an experienced econometrician) has […]

Science Around The World Status Report - UNESCO 2010

Science Around The World Status Report – UNESCO 2010

The UNESCO Science Report 2010 holds a mirror to the evolving status of science in the five years since its predecessor was published in 2005. It shows in particular how, while the disparities between countries and regions remain huge, the proliferation of digital information and communication technologies is increasingly modifying the global picture. By making […]

2008 Tasmanian ICT Sector Assessment TASICT Feb 2009

Tasmanian ICT Industry Assessment – TASICT 2009

It is well recognised that the ICT industry in Australia is a key productivity enabler for other industries, but direct ICT employment, both in total and relative to other industries, shows that the ICT industry is also a major employer. By the broadest definition, ICT employment accounts for nearly 5.5% of total Full Time Equivalent […]

OECD Science Technology Industry Outlook Highlights – October 2008

Until recently, the global context for innovation activities, not only in science technology industry, has been favourable. OECD investment in R&D climbed to USD 818 billion in 2006, up from USD 468 billion in 1996. Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) grew by 4.6% annually (in real terms) between 1996 and 2001, but growth slowed […]