Directory of Australian Innovation Researchers – DIISR March 2013

The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education seeks to build and sustain links with academics and researchers with an interest in Innovation Research and/or Innovation Policy. As part of this process, the Department has developed a community of academics and researchers working, or interested, in the field of innovation theory and practice. […]

DIISR Innovation Annual Report 2011-2012 – DIISR Oct 2012

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education has prepared this report according to the Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies, approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit in June 2012. The department reported against three outcomes and associated programs for the 2011–12 financial […]

Creative Industries - A Strategy for 21st Century - DIISR September 2011

Creative Industries – A Strategy for 21st Century – DIISR September 2011

Creative Industries, a Strategy for 21st Century Australia recognises for the first time, at a national level, the significant contribution of our creative industries and their ongoing importance to our economy and culture. Achieving a competitive creative industries sector is vital to Australia’s prosperity, propelling a creative, imaginative nation in the 21st century. Creative Industries […]

2nd Australian Innovation System Report – DIISR August 2011

This is the second of a series of annual reports on the performance of Australia’s National Innovation System. It provides new innovation metrics, analysis and where possible updates of baseline indicators established in the Australian Innovation System 2010 Report. Most of these indicators benchmark Australia’s innovation performance against other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development […]

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 […]

Management Matters in Innovation UTS DIISR Nov 2009

Management Matters in Innovation – UTS DIISR November 2009

This report reviews management practices in Australian manufacturing firms and the link between these practices and the productivity performance of firms. The Australian Government’s recent innovation white paper, Powering Ideas – An Innovation Agenda for the 21st Century, recognises that the improvement of Australia’s productivity performance will depend ultimately on the innovation capacity and performance […]

Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Statistcs Year 2007-8 ABS Feb 09

Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Statistcs Year 2007-2008 – ABS February 2009

Venture capital and later stage private equity (VC&LSPE) is high risk capital directed towards businesses with prospects of rapid growth and/or high rates of returns. It is an investment not only of money, but also of skills and time. This publication presents information on both financial and non-financial contributions to venture capital and later stage […]

Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure – DIISR August 2008

A new mode of investment has emerged that recognises the need to deliver infrastructure that supports priority research areas and is available to researchers across Australia. This new approach is strategic in nature, encourages a collaborative approach, and provides Australia with the national research facilities and linkages needed to address the economic, social and environmental […]

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 […]

Intellectual Property Scorecard For Australia 2002-2006 – DIISR July 2008

Since 2002 there has been an almost continual increase in the percentage of patents applications in Australia, with a 6.9% increase between 2005 and 2006. Trade marks continue to be the most common form of Intellectual Property protection. Three of the top five trade marks classes relate to services rather than goods. Since their inception […]