Innovation Review – DSTO Submission – April 2008

The Department of Defence and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) together form one of the largest organisations in the country. Defence is a significant player in the innovation domain. In 2008-09 departmental appropriations will be $21,757.8m. The organisation consists of approximately 52,000 permanent members of the ADF, some 20,000 reservists, and approximately 21,600 civilian workers. […]

Innovation Review – Smart Internet CRC Submission – April 2008

The Federal Government has decided to review the National Innovation System in operation in Australia in respect of its coherence and effectiveness of Government support for innovation. As part of this review the Committee appointed has been asked to include an assessment of the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of the Cooperative Research Centres (“CRC”) Programme. […]

Innovation Review – SAP Submission – April 2008

The business model of SAP Research is based on co-innovation through collaborative research. Working with more than 500 leading universities, partners, customers, and SAP product groups worldwide, SAP Research oversees the development of promising ideas and prototypes into market-ready software for maximum customer value. SAP Research CEC Brisbane is one out of currently 12 global […]

Innovation Review – Group of Eight Submission – April 2008

Australia’s future as an innovating country depends fundamentally on our capacity to keep touch with the world’s pace setters in discovering and using knowledge. In several areas we can be the pace-setters. In many other areas we should aspire to be a proactive player, as well as endeavouring creatively to absorb, adapt and diffuse ideas […]

Innovation Review – CISCO Submission – April 2008

Australia needs to re-frame the nature of the innovation challenge and, as a result, rethink a national innovation capability in ways that will question some of the assumptions on which our current innovation models work. This submission from the Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems to the Review of the National Innovation System in Australia […]

2008 Innovation Review TVP Submission Apr 2008

Innovation Review – TVP Submission – April 2008

Technology Venture Partners is an Australian early-stage venture capital investor focussing on the Information Technologies and Communications sectors. It was established in 1997 by two of the founding executives of the Australian Technology Group (a Federal Government funded venture capital company which was established in 1993). At the time of its establishment, ATG was the […]

2008 Innovation Review IBM Submission Apr 2008

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, […]

2008 Innovation Review ARC Submission Apr 2008

Innovation Review – ARC Submission – April 2008

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory authority within the Australian Government’s Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio. Its mission is to advance Australia’s research excellence to be globally competitive and deliver benefits to the community. The ARC provides advice to the Government on research matters and manages the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP), […]

2008 Skilling For Innovation AI Group Deloitte Apr 2008

Skilling For Innovation – AI Group Deloitte April 2008

Australian businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to attract and retain the skilled workers needed to survive and prosper in today. Skill shortages are also restricting the innovative ability of Australian firms and this places the future competitiveness of many companies at risk. On 22 January 2008, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, […]