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 […]

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 […]

Innovation Index of Australian Industry – Melbourne Institute IBM August 2008

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 adjusting the measure for the level of economic activity. Accordingly, the Innovation Index is a measure of the proportion of total activity that […]

Preso Science and Technology-led Innovation in Services Industries – PMSEIC April 2008

Australia is now a service economy. Services account for 78% of Australia’s Gross Value Added (GVA) , 85% of employment and 21% of exports (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006;). This reflects a global trend in which the services sector is rapidly becoming the greatest contributor to economic activity (Wolfl, 2005) – currently worth around $2.5 […]

Broadband and the Economy – OECD October 2007

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have an important economic impact as shown in OECD analysis . This report goes further to consider the impact of broadband, a particular information and communication technology. Broadband networks increasingly link other ICTs in ways that should ultimately have a significant and positive effect on economic activity, with potential benefits […]

Innovation and Growth Rationale for Innovation Strategy – OECD September 2007

Much of the rise in living standards is due to innovation — this has been the case since the Industrial Revolution. Today, innovative performance is a crucial factor in determining competitiveness and national progress. Moreover, innovation is important to help address global challenges, such as climate change and sustainable development. But it is the application […]

Smarter Services Report – Queensland Smart State Council November 2006

Services make up around 70% of the Queensland economy, with three out of four employed Queenslanders currently working in a services industry. Over the past decade, almost all employment growth in OECD countries has occurred in the services sector, as new competitive strengths, including lower-wage workforces, have emerged in rapidly developing countries such as India […]