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 […]

Innovation Index of Australian Industry - IBM Melbourne Institute 2010

Innovation Index of Australian Industry – IBM Melbourne Institute November 2010

The IBM – Melbourne Institute Innovation Index of Australian Industry is a comprehensive, inter-industry, multi-indicator approach to measuring the rate of innovative activity in Australia. It embraces six different dimensions of innovation which have all been adjusted for the level of economic activity. Accordingly, the Innovation Index is a measure of the proportion of total […]

NBN Business Case Summary Released

25th Nov 2010. The Australian government has released a non-confidential summary of the business case for the Australian National Broadband Network after pressure from independent senators. Whilst devoid of any detailed information, the 36 page summary has secured the support of the independent senators to pass the Telstra separation bill this week in the Senate, […]

Innovation – New Thinking New Directions – AIGroup October 2010

Several important aspects of current practice in Australian innovation were revealed by the Al Group Innovation Survey. A substantial proportion of survey respondents (75%) have introduced new products or services in the past year, and over 80% have undertaken business process innovation. Half of all firms have made significant efforts to change the business culture […]

Victorian Government Releases A$110m ICT Industry Action Plan

13th Oct 2010. Click here to download report: 2010 VIC ICT Action Plan Oct 2010 With the Victorian state election to be held 27th November 2010, the incumbent Labor government has pledged over $110 million in new funding as part of its ICT Action Plan, including funding for SMEs in a number of grants and […]