The Australian Startup Economy – PWC Google April 2013

Global comparisons with other technology startup ecosystems suggest there is no better time to be a startup economy in Australia, but achieving the projected economic contribution will require a significant and persistent effort to encourage more people to create more tech startups. Analysis of the growth of global tech ecosystems emphasise the importance of leadership, […]

Creating Jobs Through NBN-enabled Telework – DBCDE Colmar Deloitte 2012

This report investigates the degree to which participation in the labour force may increase with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the increased telework opportunities it will provide. This study involved qualitative and quantitative research, leading to economic modelling to estimate the impacts of NBN-enabled telework on labour force participation, employment and […]

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 […]

ICT Skills Forum Presentation AWPA Nov 2012

ICT Skills Forum Presentation – AWPA Nov 2012

Peaks and troughs in ICT activity have a marked impact on employment numbers, and on the numbers of students engaging in ICT courses. Following the dotcom crash in 2000, ICT courses became less attractive for domestic students, and overseas workers with ICT skills filled some of the gaps. We can also identify a slight dip […]

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 […]

Competitive Manufacturing - Skills and Talent

Competitive Manufacturing – Skills and Talent – AiGroup Feb 2012

The manufacturing sector is strategically important to the Victorian economy as a source of jobs, exports, investments, innovation, and research and development. Despite its declining share of national and state output, manufacturing remains the second-largest sector in the Victorian economy. The starting point for this research report, prepared by the Australian Industry Group in partnership […]