2011 CEO Survey – Investment in New Technologies – AIGroup January 2012

This report explores business investment in new technologies. It is based on a survey of 540 Chief Executive Officers of Australian businesses in the manufacturing, services and construction sectors. The survey focused on business investment in new technologies over the past three years; on business use of R&D tax incentives and on expectations about the […]

BERD in the Hand ABF Lateral Economics April 2011

BERD in the Hand – ABF Lateral Economics April 2011

Business investment in R&D generates high returns, but not all those returns accrue to the firm investing in the R&D. Other firms can copy aspects of any new commercial or technical know-how generated and/or poach knowledgeable employees from the original investor. For this reason, and to supplement tariff reform in the mid 1980s, Australia became […]

China's Program for Science Technology Modernization USCC Jan 2011

China’s Program for Science and Technology Modernization – USCC January 2011

Viewing science and technology as the key to economic development and international competitiveness, the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has launched a comprehensive effort to become an innovative nation by 2020 and a global scientific power by 2050. China’s effort will draw significantly on the resources and planning role of the state, […]

OECD Science Technology Industry Outlook Highlights – October 2008

Until recently, the global context for innovation activities, not only in science technology industry, has been favourable. OECD investment in R&D climbed to USD 818 billion in 2006, up from USD 468 billion in 1996. Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) grew by 4.6% annually (in real terms) between 1996 and 2001, but growth slowed […]

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 […]

Review of Cooperative Research Centres – O’Kane DIISR July 2008

The Cooperative Research Centres Program was established by the fourth Hawke Government in 1990, having been designed by Professor Ralph Slatyer, the then Chief Scientist, primarily to encourage collaboration in research and development between the private sector and the public sector research bodies but also to address research concentration for world-class teams and preparing PhD […]

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 – UNSW Submission – April 2008

The University of New South Wales welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Review of Australia’s National Innovation System to the Expert Panel. This is a response to the “Review of the National Innovation System: A call for submissions” and makes practical recommendations to address these from a University research perspective. It is […]

Innovation Review – Momentum Victoria Submission – April 2008

The Momentum Investment Group Pty Ltd (“Momentum”) is a venture capital manager and the parent company for Momentum Funds Management Pty Ltd (“MFM”). MFM manages the Momentum Ventures Unit Trust, a fund established in the first round of the Innovation Investment Fund (“IIF”) program. This submission is based on Momentum’s extensive involvement with venture capital, […]

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), […]