Australia 2030 Futures – CSIRO – May 2016

This report, by pre-eminent Australian science research group CSIRO, aims to assist senior decision-makers in both government and industry answer these questions and plan today’s innovation investments to meet future opportunities and challenges. It uses a scenarios-based approach to account for future uncertainty and guide strategic planning. 2030 scenarios. In this section we expand on […]

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce - August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce – August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia is a report of the non-government members of the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing comprising business and union leaders. The leaders have benefitted from the advice of CSIRO, a number of academics, the expertise and support of a Secretariat drawn from a number of Commonwealth Departments and agencies and […]

Australian Government National Broadband Network Inquiry – Industry Submissions

15th March 2011. The National Broadband Network inquiry undertaken by the Australian Government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications in Canberra, which is due to report by the end of August 2011, called for industry submissions as part of the process. This inquiry is focused on how the NBN will be utilised […]

Our Future World CSIRO Mar 2010

Our Future World – CSIRO March 2010

This report describes the outcomes from a CSIRO global foresight project. We present five global megatrends and global risks that may redefine how people live. A megatrend is based on the aggregation and synthesis of multiple trends. A trend is an important pattern of economic, social or environmental activity that will change the way people […]

Venturous Australia – Pearcey Oration Cutler September 2008

Today we gather to honour and recognise distinguished Australians for their contributions to the information and communications industry. I congratulate the recipients of this year’s Pearcey Medal and other awards, and commend the Pearcey Foundation for its work in promoting the wider recognition of information and communications technology within Australian industry and society. So it […]

Review of Cooperative Research Centres – O’Kane DIISR July 2008

The Cooperative Research Centres Program was established by the fourth Hawke Government in 1990, having been designed by Professor Ralph Slatyer, the then Chief Scientist, primarily to encourage collaboration in research and development between the private sector and the public sector research bodies but also to address research concentration for world-class teams and preparing PhD […]

Innovation Review – CSIRO Submission – April 2008

Australia’s innovation system has evolved over the past century in response to many different drivers and policy initiatives. Our innovation system has now become complex – overly so – and fragmented – significantly so – at a time when there is need for cohesion, coherence and urgency. Equally, it has become internally competitive at a […]

Innovation Review – Momentum Victoria Submission – April 2008

The Momentum Investment Group Pty Ltd (“Momentum”) is a venture capital manager and the parent company for Momentum Funds Management Pty Ltd (“MFM”). MFM manages the Momentum Ventures Unit Trust, a fund established in the first round of the Innovation Investment Fund (“IIF”) program. This submission is based on Momentum’s extensive involvement with venture capital, […]

Economic Impact of CRC (The Cooperative Research Centre) Insight DEST 2006

CRC (The Cooperative Research Centres) Programme was established in 1990 to improve the effectiveness of Australia’s research and development effort. It links researchers with industry to focus R&D efforts on progress towards utilisation and commercialisation. Since the commencement of the CRC Programme, there have been nine CRC selection rounds, resulting in the establishment of 158 […]