AVCAL 2012 Yearbook Nov 2012

Australian Private Equity Statistics – AVCAL 2012 Fundraising Yearbook – Nov 2012

Fundraising Yearbook 2012 saw an increase in total funds raised by venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) managers, although this amount was distributed among a relatively small number of GPs. Investment and divestment activity remained cautious in light of the continued global economic uncertainty, and challenging M&A and IPO market conditions. Fundraising in FY2012 […]

Global Startup Ecosystem Report Nov 2012

Global Startup Ecosystems Report – Part1v1.2 – StartupCompass Nov 2012

While nearly all high growth technology startups have historically emerged from no more than 3-4 startup ecosystems, namely Silicon Valley and Boston, this trend appears to have reached its end. Simultaneous with a global explosion of entrepreneurship has been an explosion in the rise of new startup ecosystems around the world, and a new found […]

Draft Digital Economy Action Plans – NSW Government June 2012

Industry Action Plans are an important element of NSW 2021, the Government’s 10 year strategic plan. The decade to 2021 will present both opportunities and challenges for our cities, towns, businesses and communities. For example, our position in an increasingly connected global economy, with fluid markets and consumer demand, advances in new technology, and a […]

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 […]

Australia’s Commercial Relationship with Japan – DFAT 2008

The year 2007 was in many ways a landmark year in the history of Australia’s commercial relationship with Japan. It was the 50th anniversary of the signing of the bilateral Agreement on Commerce that helped reinvigorate trade in the post-World War II period, and it saw the beginning in earnest of negotiations on a new […]

Economic Overview Saul Eslake Jan 2009

The Australian economy in 2009 – Economic Overview – Saul Eslake January 2009

The global economy turned down sharply in the final quarter of 2008. International trade declined precipitously at the end of 2008, especially in the Pacific region. Data on the US economy has been particularly grim. Industry data points to an abrupt downturn in the commodity-intensive sectors of the Chinese economy. Yet markets appear to have […]

Policies for Internet Economy – OECD June 2008

The Internet is transforming our economies and societies. It provides an open, decentralised platform for communication, collaboration, innovation, productivity improvement and economic growth. Along with information and communication technologies (ICTs) it promotes closer integration of the global economy and interactions that increase general well-being. As the services it supports become pervasive, ubiquitous and more essential […]

Innovation Review – IP Australia Submission – April 2008

IP Australia, the agency responsible for administering Australia’s intellectual property (IP) rights system, including trade marks, inventions (patents), designs, and plant breeder’s rights, welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Review of the National Innovation System (NIS) and to provide this submission. Globalisation and technological change are profoundly transforming the world economy. Today, knowledge capital, […]

Innovation Review – IBM Submission – April 2008

Innovation is the force that will define our competitiveness, drive our economic progress, improve our quality of life, and strengthen our ability to deal with our social problems. In today’s hyper-competitive global economy, science and technology leadership, though very important, is not enough to achieve innovation. It is not enough simply to intensify current stimuli, […]

Digital Economy Consultation Paper – DBCDE December 2008

The Australian Government is seeking to increase the effective use of networked information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the internet, by consumers and all businesses to drive higher productivity growth and community participation in the digital economy. The ‘digital economy’ refers to the global network of economic and social activities enabled by ICTs, particularly the […]