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

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.

Research report

Why UK research and innovation needs a greater diversity of priorities, politics, places and people
12 Jul 2018

This report sets out why and how the United Kingdom needs to escape the biomedical bubble if it is to realise the economic, social and health potential of new investment in research and development.

Report

6 Jul 2018

This occasional paper provides an overview of energy storage technologies already in Australia and on the horizon, and the opportunities for Australia to lead the world in these fields.

Journal article

4 Jul 2018

This article argues that Australians are likely to be more receptive to autonomous vehicles when provided with information relating to the public health benefits of using them.

Briefing paper

2 Jul 2018

This paper argues that it is evident that Australia’s attraction as a location to conduct R&D has diminished, with the net tax benefit available for non-refundables now being amongst the lowest on a comparison of international R&D tax regimes.

Discussion paper

29 Jun 2018

The federal government welcomes stakeholder feedback on the exposure draft legislation and associated explanatory materials. In addition, this accompanying consultation paper outlines key areas where the government requests specific feedback on the implementation of the reforms.

Report

28 Jun 2018

In the future, the quest to achieve an advantage in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, will only intensify. This report argues that the U.S and Australia must look to enhance their own competitiveness in these strategic technologies.

Report

26 Jun 2018

This report argues that Australia’s VET system has been fragmented and undermined by years of spending cutbacks and failed experimentation with private delivery models. Australia's recovery in manufacturing could be cut short by inadequate availability of skilled labour.

Research report

25 Jun 2018

The aim of this project is to derive a set of reliable itineraries of Chinese tourists in Western Australia by taking advantage of information available on the Internet, in order to provide consumer and market insights and the potential for tourism industry management.

Report

25 Jun 2018

This report on the key recommendations made in the Australian Infrastructure Plan, finds that while there has been clear improvement across the Australian infrastructure sector in the past two years, there is still much to do.

Research report

21 Jun 2018

This report forecasts growth of the consumer market and uptake for electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia, and also includes modelling on the need for future charging infrastructure.

Strategy

18 Jun 2018

Building on Australia’s strengths in robot talent and technologies in niche application areas, this roadmap acts as a guide to how Australia can support a vibrant robotics industry that supports automation across all sectors of the Australian economy.

Strategy

18 Jun 2018

This report looks at how Australian companies, investors and policymakers can manage climate risks and support a transition to a zero carbon economy. The report shows more Australian companies are considering what climate change and the Paris Agreement mean for their strategies and investments.

Report

13 Jun 2018

Digital health technology has the potential to transform the way we deliver and receive health and social care. Advances in digital technology provide a tangible opportunity to improve health care quality, consumer outcomes and experience.

Report

13 Jun 2018

The first of July 2018 marks an important day for Australia’s quest to become a more important actor in space, with the creation of an Australian Space Agency. For the first time, Australia looks to have direction, coordination and focus in its endeavours beyond Earth....

Report

11 Jun 2018

This report outlines why Western Australia would be an ideal home for the Australian National Space Agency, citing WA's geographic advantages and expertise in the space industry, which both align with the objectives of the Australian Space Agency.

Report

8 Jun 2018

'Red tape' is often a poorly defined term, used in different contexts to mean different things. What one person considers red tape could, to another, be an indispensable piece of regulation. To provide direction to public policy, it is important that there is a clear...

Report

7 Jun 2018

This report examines Chinese investment in Australia for the calendar year 2017 and incorporates the latest Chinese Investors in Australia Survey. This special edition provides some timely insights into the perceptions of the Australian investment climate by Chinese investors, as well as the key challenges...