AI Group Backs NBN and Releases Innovation Report – New Thinking New Directions

Click here to download the report: 2010 Innovation Review New Thinking Directions Report AI Group Oct 2010 The Australian Industry Group today welcomed the New Thinking, New Directions Report by the National Innovation Review Steering Group (the Steering Group). The Steering Group was set up by Ai Group in mid 2010 and comprised representatives from […]

Innovation Review – AIIA comment on Culter report – September 2008

On behalf of its membership, AIIA congratulates the Innovation Review panel on a comprehensive and timely report into Australia’s innovation ecosystem. Venturous Australia provides a refreshingly holistic approach to innovation and in our view has identified many of the key levers for building Australia’s innovation strengths into the future. Many firms in the ICT sector are […]

Innovation Review – Green Paper – Cutler September 2008

We have known for several generations that innovation pre-eminently determines our prosperity. Yet innovation only began its prominence as a focus for Australian policy making in the 1980s. In addition to comprehensive policies to wean Australian industry off ad hoc production subsidies and trade protection, the Australian Government developed a range of policies to assist […]

Innovation Review – Pearcey Roundtable Commentary – September 2008

“The whole essence of innovation is a systems approach to science policy,” said Fitzsimmons in his opening comments. “The Venturous Australia report is an attempt to do that.” Fitzsimmons spoke of various initiatives in the past, such as Tony Benson’s paper in 1999 on the subject, “but somehow these reports were swamped by the new […]

Innovation Review – Google Submission – May 2008

Google welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission as part of the Review of the National Innovation System. In this submission, we provide: an overview of Google’s activities; an explanation of why Google believes that an open Internet is a key enabler of  innovation in Australia; comment on the issues of key importance in preserving […]

Innovation Review – Michael Johnson and Associates – Submission Apr 2008

Michael Johnson & Associates (MJA) applauds the Federal Government’s initiative in undertaking a comprehensive Review of the National Innovation System (the Review). As a consultancy that has worked in the innovation space for the past 25 years, we recognise the critical role innovation plays in our economy and a holistic consideration of how an Australian […]

Innovation Review – KCA Submission – April 2008

This submission is made on behalf of the members of Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA). They represent the organisational units that provide outreach services for the majority of Australia’s universities and some from the public research sector and service providers. The submission focuses upon technological innovations and the pathways to commercialisation from public sector R&D suppliers, […]

Innovation Review – Innovation Research Network Submission – April 2008

The Innovation Research Network shares the views of the Minister for Innovation, Science, Industry and Research and of the Expert Panel conducting the Innovation Review that, when it comes to innovation, “there are few subjects more central and fundamental to Australia’s economic, social and environmental future.” Innovation is central to national economic competitiveness and social […]

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 – CRC Spatial Information – Submission April 2008

The Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) concurs with the generally-held view that Australians are very good at applying and implementing new ideas and new technologies but are substantially less so at early stage innovation and entrepreneurship. The CRCSI believes that it is in Australia’s best interests to actively work to overcome these weaknesses. […]