3 Jul 2018

Innovations in the transport sector continue to introduce new opportunities to enhance travel experiences in our cities.

The 2020s are predicted to be a decade of transformation for urban mobility. This is facilitated by business models that offer a range of new mobility services...


6 Dec 2017

This report examines Australian high-growth firms (HGFs) and their relationship to innovation. HGFs are defined as firms that experience rapid growth over a three year period, measured in terms of turnover, employment and research and development expenditure.


6 Jan 2017

The ATO (Australian Tax Office) made a dataset openly available (see links) showing all the Australian Salary and Wages (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) by detailed occupation (around 1,000) and over 100 SA4 regions. Sole Trader sales and earnings are also provided. This open data (csv)...


20 Jul 2016

The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 128 countries and economies around the world, based on 82 indicators. This edition explores the impact of innovation-oriented policies on economic growth and development. High-income and developing countries alike are seeking innovation-driven growth through different strategies....

Discussion paper

15 Jul 2016

This report seeks a more nuanced understanding of WA’s current innovation system and its constituent networks and clusters. It argues that this is needed before effective policies are developed.

Briefing paper

3 Jul 2016

The purpose of this note is to highlight the crucial, but under-recognised, role of generic competencies and to emphasise their potential to enhance innovation and the State’s competitive advantages.

Discussion paper



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...


14 Jun 2016

Australia’s record long stretch of uninterrupted economic growth has not been by chance but by design. To continue experiencing economic growth, and opportunities for all Australians, requires the nation to become more innovative, more competitive, and to better equip and engage its workers. This growth...


23 May 2016

From the Leader of the Opposition’s Budget Reply speech in May 2015, Labor has been announcing a comprehensive suite of measures to spur innovation, and deliver the jobs of the future.

Under this new suite of measures, an elected Shorten Labor Government will:...

Discussion paper

5 Apr 2016

This discussion paper emerges from a series of events held by Per Capita with Melody Barnes in February 2016.

Melody Barnes served as Assistant to US President Obama and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council from 2009 to January 2012. Ms Barnes...


16 Mar 2016

Australia's first Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) is an integral part of RDA Hunter’s economic development agenda to advance the region’s innovation network and grow the Hunter’s international competitiveness. Smart specialisation is an OECD framework implemented widely across the European Union to deliver regional economic transformation...


1 Mar 2016

As journalists around the world have become more vulnerable, their need for security tools has grown exponentially. There is no question that the digital world has made journalism a riskier profession. But it can also make it safer. Digital technology can offer tools to minimize...


22 Jan 2016

Under his five year reign as Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb saw funding for science research fall to a 30 year low.

But under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, there's some good news for the sector. The Prime Minister says he is keen to see...


18 Jan 2016


“This is a century of ideas, this is a time when Australia’s growth, when our living standards, when our incomes will be determined by the human capital, the intellectual capital that all of us have. By unleashing our innovation, unleashing our imagination,...


18 Jan 2016

The Public Sector Innovation Toolkit has been developed to assist individual public servants, public sector teams and agencies who want to increase the extent and effectiveness of their innovation efforts.

On this website are tools that have been developed to give practical advice on...


7 Dec 2015

As part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, the Australian Government has today released its Public Data Policy Statement. This formalises the Government’s commitment to open data and data-driven innovation.

Access to and use of the data that is collected by Commonwealth Government...


7 Dec 2015

Student Forum 2015 - Innovation sandpit, Dr Steve Brodie, UNSW Innovations Open Innovation Manager


7 Dec 2015

Student Forum 2015 - The art of innovation, Dr Steve Brodie, UNSW Innovations Open Innovation Manager


4 Dec 2015

The Australian Labor Party's innovation policy includes 6 plans some of which have been launched separately over 2015. These are developed in more detail on separate information pages and include:

FutureSmart Schools FutureSmart Universities Labor's positive plan for Universities / Labor's Fairer Plan Startup...


3 Dec 2015

This Report addresses the Terms of Reference of the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into the Australian Innovation System. The Report recommends that Government should take action, in collaboration with research organisations and business, to lift innovation performance in five Strategic Action Areas: leadership and...



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