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 […]

National Innovation Review – Cutler Report Released – Venturous Australia

09 September 2008. Further to the exhaustive independent review of Australia’s innovation system, chaired by Terry Cutler, which included 800 submissions, the final report, Venturous Australia has now been released. Click here to download the report. According to the report, the architecture of Australia’s existing national innovation system is now a generation old and requires […]

2008 Innovation Index of Australian Industry Melb Institute IBM Aug 2008

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 […]

2008 Corporate Innovation Report BCG Sept 2008

Corporate Innovation Report – BCG August 2008

Our 2008 survey on corporate innovation drew responses from nearly 3000 global executives and shed light on many facets of the pursuit of innovation, including attitudes, practices, and perceived capabilities. By far the most significant finding in the strengthening correlation between frustration with the return on innovation spending companies decreasing willingness to invest. For the […]

2008 Australian ICT Companies in Financial Services Mapping DSRD Aug 2008

Australian ICT Companies in Financial Services Mapping – DSRD August 2008

The financial services sector is an industry built around innovation. The highly competitive financial services environment drives constant demand for new technologies that can improve operating efficiencies and deliver continually improving levels of customer service. NSW is home to a wide range of companies that are delivering innovative technology solutions for all aspects of the […]

2008 Innovation Review – AVCAL Submissions Apr & Jun 2008

Report :   2008 Innovation Review – AVCAL Submissions Apr & Jun 2008 A “pdf package” containing the 2 submissions made by the Australian Venture Capital Association to the National Innovation Review chaired by Dr Terry Cutler – The first deals directly with the Governments amazing/appalling scrapping of Commercial Ready – the second covers the role […]

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 […]

2008 Observations of Entrepreneurial Emergence – CAUSEE QUT May 2008

Report :     2008-observations-of-entrepreneurial-emergence-causee-qut-may-2008 The Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE) is the largest study of new firm formations ever undertaken in Australia1. In a nutshell, CAUSEE aims to uncover the factors that initiate, hinder and facilitate the process of emergence and development of new, independent firms. Through contacts with a random sample of […]