2004 High Tech SMEs In Australia – Challenges & Opportunities CSIRO AEEMA

2004 High Tech SMEs In Australia – Challenges & Opportunities CSIRO AEEMA This report summarises the findings of personal interviews with the chief executive officers of 72 small to medium enterprises (SMEs). These companies were designers and/or manufacturers typically having fewer than 50 sta ff. Resellers, distributors and software houses were excluded. In most cases the […]

2003 Mgt of Scientific Research and Development Projectss – Best Practice Guide ANAO 2003

Management of Scientific Research and Development Projects – Best Practice Guide – ANAO 2003

Innovation is a key to Australia’s future prosperity. Australia has many world-class research and development agencies that have highly skilled, committed scientist producing high-quality scientific outputs. Each year, many millions of dollars are allocated by Government to public sector research agencies to support innovation. Increasingly, it is being recognised that to maximise the return to […]

Exploring Intangible Networks – The Radiata Story – Frater & Matthews

10th Dec 2003. Creating and Exploiting Intangible Networks: How Radiata was able to improve its odds of success in the risky process of innovating. This seminal report/case study demonstrates how a network of highly-skilled people who know and trust each other can result in breakthrough innovation in Australia, of global impact.  People networks are critical […]

2003 ICT Business Matchmaking Study – NSW Innovation Council DCITA

2003 ICT Business Matchmaking Study – NSW Innovation Council DCITA The IT Business Matchmaking in Western Sydney project was established in early 2002 by the NSW Innovation Council. This was in response to an identified need to create a mechanism to assist companies meet their industry development obligations under the Commonwealth Government’s Strategic Partnerships for […]

2003 Innovation Systems in Production Digital Content NOIE Spet 2003

Innovation Systems in Production of Digital Content – NOIE September 2003

The nature of R&D and innovation within the creative and content industries generally has not been closely examined. This largely reflects the sorry fact that these industries have tended to be at the fringes of national discussions about science and innovation policy, and of related funding and industry programmes. A further complication is that there […]

2003 Assessing Australia's Innovative Performance IPRIA 2003

Assessing Australia’s Innovative Performance – IPRIA June 2003

International competitiveness increasingly depends on innovation and innovative performance, especially in advanced economies. With a decade of structural reforms and with continued operational improvement in education and infrastructure now a given, Australian companies are able to rapidly acquire and deploy technology from around the world. But competitiveness can no longer be sustained by producing standard […]

2002 Beyond Kyoto - Innovation & Adaptation PMSEIC Report

Beyond Kyoto – Innovation & Adaptation – PMSEIC December 2002

Scientific studies show that levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases are rising as a result of economic growth and will lead to global warming and resultant climate change. Even with significant future global reductions of emissions it is expected that most of Australia will warm 0.4°C to 2°C by 2030 and 1°C to 6°C by 2070. […]

Commercialisation of Public Sector Research – PMSEIC June 2001

Australia invests millions of dollars in innovation and research each year. The results enhance virtually every aspect of our lives either directly, such as better health and education, or indirectly, like the broader economic benefits of exciting new business opportunities. This report focuses on commercialisation of research – the process of transforming ideas, knowledge and […]