Business enterprises--Technological innovations

Guide

25 May 2017

Every small business is the realisation of someone’s dream. Australia’s economy is strong thanks to small business people taking a risk and pursuing their dream. A strong small business sector means more jobs for Australians and more opportunities to build vibrant local communities across the...

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Research report

12 Apr 2017

This report on patent activity highlights Australia’s positive global ranking in advanced manufacturing patent applications, showing healthy levels of innovation within the sector.

Patents for new products, processes and technologies are a useful indicator of innovation performance within...

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Research report

20 Mar 2017

This research shows Australian business owners are embracing access to fast broadband and cloud applications to help them save time and achieve a better work-life balance.

It reveals that although four in five (80%) Australian business owners agree work-life balance was the key motivation...

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Research report

20 Feb 2017

Biotechnology firm managers are no strangers to uncertainty. Uncertainty surrounding the potential payoff of an investment is common for most businesses; but biotech firms are also faced with uncertainty regarding the development of an investment. The time a new biotechnology takes to progress...

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Research report

31 Jan 2017

Innovation and Science Australia has released the Performance Review of the Australian Innovation, Science and Research System 2016.

The review examines the system's strengths and weaknesses and establishes a performance scorecard for tracking progress into the future.

Whilst...

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Research report

25 Jan 2017

The 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide use online technology to engage their supporters and donors. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit...

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Research report

24 Jan 2017

This report was produced as part of the McKinsey Global Institute’s overall research on the impact of technology on business and society, and specifically our ongoing research program on the future of work and the potential impacts on the global economy of data and analytics, automation,...

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Dataset

01 Jan 2017

This data shows count of employees by 100 regions within Australia over 12 years (2002 - 2014). In 2002, there were 8.5M workers, rising to 10.3M in 2014. Maps show percent change in count of employees over preceding four years eg 2010-2014.

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This dataset is an...

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Research report

30 Nov 2016

The report identifies that the strongest performance results are achieved by businesses that innovate repeatedly. They outperform other businesses in terms of sales, value added, employment and profit growth.

Compared with non-innovative businesses, innovative businesses have reported:...

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Strategy

18 Nov 2016

The Global Innovation Strategy will improve Australia’s international innovation and science collaboration by aligning existing and new initiatives with the desired outcomes under the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

The strategy addresses known vulnerabilities and challenges...

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Research report

11 Nov 2016

The future of work offers a heady mixture of excitement and promise as new ways of working become embedded in the economy, along with the worry of how and if each of us can make our way in a rapidly changing work landscape.

The messages are many – “hundreds of jobs to go”, “automation...

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Report

14 Sep 2016

Innovation is firmly on the economic policy agenda, with all sides of politics converging on the importance of boosting and sustaining innovation and maximising the benefits that Australia derives from it. And innovation has never been so important for Australian businesses, as they confront...

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Audio interview

Audio program

26 Aug 2016

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, is in Australia to deliver a series of presentations and public lectures. Wozniak says government support for innovation starts with education and believes Australia has the technical expertise to compete on the world's innovation stage.

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Commentary

26 Jul 2016

Australia has a poor report card when it comes to university-business collaboration. It ranks last among OECD countries when comparing the proportion of businesses working with universities.

But this is not all. Australia ranks only 72nd in the world on the Innovation Efficiency Ratio, a...

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Research report

25 Jul 2016

The Trade and Assistance review 2014-15 contains the commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry.

This year's review also explores how the size and nature of the assistance estimates might be influenced by recent developments such as the...

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Commentary

Article

22 Jul 2016

Just a day after the federal election, it had already been pointed out that innovation politics had paid out some harsh lessons for the Coalition. The issue was not only the loss of Wyatt Roy, the assistant minister for innovation, but the electorate appearing unreceptive to Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘...

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Research report

20 Jul 2016

There is a lack of publicly accessible evidence to support the argument that compensation should be paid. Governments should release modelling that justifies their decision to compensate.

Consumers should know who is being compensated. There is a lack of publicly accessible date on...

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Research report

27 Jun 2016

Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is a process used to capture carbon dioxide gas (CO2) that is produced by power stations or other types of industrial facilities. To keep CO2 out of the atmosphere, it is captured from the power plant or industry, transported, and securely stored underground,...

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Discussion paper

Policy

Report

20 Jun 2016

This document sets out AVCAL’s views on how government and industry can work together to ensure that Australia retains and nurtures its promising entrepreneurs and businesses. In a globalised economy where capital and labour is increasingly mobile, and the rate of technological change rapid, it...

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Commentary

Article

16 Jun 2016

A complacent government could easily adopt a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the effects of technology on our economy, but a report from the Productivity Commission advocates what governments need to do to confront digital disruption - get out of its way, writes Jim Minifie.

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