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Business enterprises--Technological innovations

Working paper

17 Nov 2017

Technology, globalisation, and digitalisation are having a tremendous impact on education, employment, family, and migration globally. Termed the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, the digital revolution consists of developments in information technologies combined with robotisation, automation of...

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16 Nov 2017

Data-driven innovation has allowed consumers to search for better products and deals instantaneously and allows providers to price discriminate based on minute-by-minute demand analysis, but it also creates opportunities for collusion.

In response to tech development, the ACCC now has a...

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12 Nov 2017

Creating a positive future of work is perhaps the single most important issue we face as a society. Australia’s future prosperity relies on all of us preparing for what is likely to be a very different world of jobs ahead.

Accelerating technology and social shifts are driving massive...

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08 Nov 2017

Small countries at the far end of the world cannot afford to lag in technological adaptation, which requires flexible and enabling regulatory environments.

In some areas, New Zealand’s approach is laudable. When Rocket Lab, an aerospace...

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01 Nov 2017

Last year, IFC studied the national commitments submitted by 21 emerging market countries as part of the Paris Agreement, and found $23 trillion in investment opportunity if they achieve their targets by 2030.

This report builds from that effort...

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Audio podcast

20 Oct 2017

Urban thinker Julie Wagner describes how so-called innovation districts in cities around the world evolve or are planned, and how their reliance on the physical and the local — in even the most high tech of industries — serves to foster creativity and collaboration.

“Innovation districts...

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15 Oct 2017

Increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can bring major social and economic benefits to the UK. With AI, computers can analyse and learn from information at higher accuracy and speed than humans can. AI offers massive gains in efficiency and performance to most or all industry sectors,...

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Research report

06 Oct 2017

The rapid growth of the sharing economy in recent years has challenged traditional economies in many countries around the globe. A very prominent example in tourism is the online platform Airbnb that enables people to list, find and book accommodations worldwide with more than 3 million listings...

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Strategy

04 Oct 2017

Australia's international cyber engagement champions an open, free and secure cyberspace. Through comprehensive and coordinated engagement on cyber affairs, we will maximise opportunities for economic growth and prosperity through digital trade. Australia will cooperate internationally to reduce...

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29 Sep 2017

The Queensland Government is committed to positioning Queensland as a place where entrepreneurs, industry, universities and government collaborate to turn great ideas into commercial products and businesses that create jobs. 

Much of the emphasis on innovation is directed towards business...

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28 Sep 2017

Recent debates about the future of jobs have mainly focused on whether or not they are at risk of automation (Arntz et. al., 2016; Frey and Osborne, 2017; McKinsey, 2017; PwC, 2017). Studies have generally minimised the potential effects of automation on job creation, and have tended to ignore...

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Discussion paper

19 Sep 2017

The Australian government is asking for ideas to help develop a national Digital Economy Strategy. It will help the government to identify the key issues, challenges and opportunities, and to develop a way forward.

This discussion paper considers the broader digital economy, followed by...

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08 Sep 2017

Business leaders are asking: What impact will AI have on my organisation, and is our business model threatened by AI disruption? And as these leaders look to capitalise on AI opportunities, they’re asking: Where should we target investment, and what kind of capabilities would enable us to...

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Guide

07 Sep 2017

This summary explores the benefits to the VET system of becoming more involved in applied research. It looks at what steps registered training organisations can take to start developing an applied research and innovation capability, such as naming and claiming their current achievements through...

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Strategy

30 Aug 2017

Intellectual Property (IP) rights have become increasingly important in a globalised world where intangible assets make up the majority of the value of companies. Greater global demand for products and services has increased the need for businesses and inventors to seek protection in multiple...

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Article

21 Aug 2017

The informal work practices of the so-called “gig” economy are widening existing cracks in Australia’s system of labour regulations, and should be repaired through active measures to strengthen labour standards in digital businesses. That is the conclusion of newly-published research from a...

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Journal article

14 Aug 2017

An orbital-class rocket with a 3D-printed engine launches into space from the Mähia Peninsula. A self-driving car crosses the Auckland Harbour Bridge. A pizza company begins testing delivery using airborne drones. While these may sound like things of science fiction, they are in fact stories...

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Discussion paper

03 Aug 2017

This review will consult widely and examine Australia’s current capability and areas of comparative advantage, as well as our regional and international engagement within the sector. Importantly, it will also consider how the space industry sector aligns with other sectors and government...

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Discussion paper

01 Aug 2017

The report finds that the number of fintech startups in Australia has increased from less than 100 in 2014 to 579 companies today, with around 60 percent of all fintech companies basing themselves in Sydney.

The range of sectors has also diversified substantially, with 10 fintech...

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Strategy

31 Jul 2017

This booklet promotes Australia as an international partner of choice on innovation, science and research. You are encouraged to distribute and use the booklet when engaging with international contacts (including governments, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors) to showcase Australia's...

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