Innovation & Business Growth

This collection contains resources about economic development, business enterprises, technologies, research commercialisation and more. The compilation of this material has been supported by the University of South Australia since 2015.

Innovation & Business Growth

Report

Australian resources — providing prosperity for future generations
21 Sep 2018

This report presents the recommendations of the Resources 2030 Taskforce to significantly enhance the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector. The taskforce’s ambition is to create a successful, technologically advanced, forward-looking sector that is able to attract and cultivate the best and brightest people....

Report

19 Sep 2018

The world of work is changing. In Australia and elsewhere, policymakers face the challenge of responding to trends and proactively preparing the nation and its workers for the employment landscape of tomorrow.

Report

12 Sep 2018

The findings from this survey report come at a time when digital technologies are increasingly disrupting workplace environments, and when education and training is being recognised as one of the most important enablers for successful, future-focused companies.

Discussion paper

11 Sep 2018

This discussion paper has been provided to briefly describe the key issues and areas that will be considered in the development of the 10-year plan to boost women in STEM and to provide the questions for broad consultation with stakeholders.

Report

10 Sep 2018

Increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and questions of environmental sustainability are forcing Australia to rethink its transport infrastructure matrix, according to this Austrade report.

Discussion paper

7 Sep 2018

Digital technology could deliver enormous socio-economic benefits across Britain. At the moment, the development and adoption of these and future technologies have been almost entirely market-led, with little to no strategic policy response from governments around the world.

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2018

The ACCC has released this public consultation and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

Guide

A guide from Nesta’s Inclusive Innovation team
30 Aug 2018

This guide draws on the observations and learnings of Nesta's Inclusive Innovation team, exploring why public involvement is essential and sharing seven key principles that could form the basis of a new model of public engagement in decision-making about research, technology and innovation.

Research report

29 Aug 2018

Digital inclusion is based on the premise that everyone should be able to make full use of digital technologies – to manage their health and wellbeing, access education and services, organise their finances, and connect with friends, family, and the world beyond.

Strategy

Pathways to an economically sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia
23 Aug 2018

Recently there has been a considerable amount of work undertaken (both globally and domestically) seeking to quantify the economic opportunities associated with hydrogen. The National Hydrogen Roadmap takes that analysis a step further by focusing on how those opportunities can be realised.

Briefing paper

16 Aug 2018

In Australia, there is an increasing understanding of the potential opportunities promised by digital agriculture and its importance to the future of Australia’s food and fibre industries.

Commentary

14 Aug 2018

Along with the vast increase in migration, most signs point to increased cooperation between Australia and India, writes Robin Jeffrey.

Report

Reconfiguring the public benefit for a digital trade economy
13 Aug 2018

This paper explores the fundamental questions facing the copyright system in the new industrial and digital era. It considers a broad range of issues including the evolving concept of authorship, originality, exhaustion issues, and the fair use or fair dealing doctrine in the new global...

Discussion paper

8 Aug 2018

The size of our future prosperity will be determined partly by our ability to innovate and harness new technologies. This will require a skilled workforce that can match and beat our global competitors. So, what are the skills needed for a more interconnected, global world?...

Research report

7 Aug 2018

Disruptive technologies are influencing the demand for skills in many occupations. This report provides insights into the potential implications for vocational education and training (VET) of ‘disruptive technologies’ associated with Industry 4.0 from the perspective of industry (technology users) and innovators (technology producers).

Report

6 Aug 2018

This publication is part of a set of trade statistical publications released annually by DFAT. It presents statistical data describing the composition and direction of Australia's services trade.

Report

25 Jul 2018

Small business and entrepreneurship is the life blood of a dynamic and growing economy. Newer, smaller businesses can inject innovative ideas and challenge outdated methods. This report investigates the impact of Australia’s falling rate of entrepreneurship on the business structure.

Report

24 Jul 2018

Australia’s ageing coal power stations are unreliable and prone to breaking down in extreme weather events. There is no such thing as clean coal. No matter how “efficient” a coal-fired power station claims to be, it is always polluting. Australia must transition to clean, affordable...

Report

17 Jul 2018

The Australian economy is not only moving to a more knowledge-based economy, but one that requires a higher and more pervasive level of digital skills. Accordingly, the Australian workforce needs to be more highly skilled than ever.

Report

17 Jul 2018

This report profiles eighteen Australian and British firms, from small start-ups to international conglomerates, who have been successful in expanding to either country. These firms are across industries as diverse as defence, financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure, technology and training.