Directory of Australian Innovation Researchers – DIISR March 2013

The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education seeks to build and sustain links with academics and researchers with an interest in Innovation Research and/or Innovation Policy. As part of this process, the Department has developed a community of academics and researchers working, or interested, in the field of innovation theory and practice. […]

ABS Statistics on the Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry 2013

Venture capital and later stage private equity is high risk capital directed towards businesses with prospects of rapid growth and/or high rates of returns. Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry. It is an investment not only of money, but also of skills and time. This publication presents information on both financial and non-financial contributions […]

DIISR Innovation Annual Report 2011-2012 – DIISR Oct 2012

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education has prepared this report according to the Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies, approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit in June 2012. The department reported against three outcomes and associated programs for the 2011–12 financial […]

Australian Maths Engineering and Science Review Chief Scientist May 2012

Australian Mathematics, Engineering and Science Review – Chief Scientist May 2012

There is a global perception that a workforce with a substantial proportion educated in Mathematics, Engineering and Science (MES) is essential to future prosperity. The Rocard Report reviewing science education in Europe states the availability of highly qualified science and technology professionals is a key factor for the establishment, import and success of high-tech industry […]

IP Manual for Engineering Team Sprusons Feb 2009

Intellectual Property Manual for the Engineering Team – Sprusons Ferguson February 2009

The fundamental role of engineers is to use scientific principles to obtain prescribed outcomes through applied engineering processes, although there is some blurring of the boundaries between science and engineering. Where the engineering processes or, elements of them are original, inventions can be created inherently containing registrable Intellectual Property (IP). It is therefore certain that […]

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 […]

2008 Inside the Innovation Matrix ABF Oct 2008

Inside the Innovation Matrix – ABF October 2008

Innovation does not spring from nowhere. It is a process embedded in a creative matrix of human interactions which give it origin and form. This book explores those hidden human dimensions. The word innovation is ubiquitous in modern business and political life. Every organisation projects itself as innovative; every country strives to be innovative to […]

Statement Intellectual Property Principles for Australian Government Agencies – July 2008

The Australian Government is a major investor in the creation and development of intellectual property (IP) through its many activities in science, health, education, public infrastructure, information technology, defence and arts and culture. The Intellectual Property Principles for Australian Government Agencies (‘the Statement of IP Principles’) provides a policy for the management of IP by […]

2008 Innovation Review Innovation Research Network Submission Apr 2008

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 – 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, […]