Centre for Transformative Innovation
Virtual design rights across the world
Formal design rights protection for virtual designs is available in many international jurisdictions. To date, however, Australian legislation has not provided fully-enforceable protection for these designs. This report provides an analysis of the likely Australian demand for such protections.
The impact of design rights on Australian firms
IP Australia commissioned researchers at the Centre for Transformative Innovation to assess the impact of past policy changes and whether Australia’s design rights system is providing incentives for Australians to invest in design. This report outlines the research findings.
Why do royalties reign in the market for technology?
It is unclear why royalties are the dominant mode of payment in contracts over the trade of pre-commercial technology. In this paper, the authors evaluate possible reasons for including royalties in a contract using a dataset of 645 contracts.
State of the sector: medical technologies and pharmaceuticals 2017
Australia is one of the world’s leading locations for the development and manufacture of medical technologies, biotechnologies and pharmaceuticals. This report demonstrates that the sector’s economic impact is significant and positive.
Beyond bushfires: final report 2010-2016
This study was conducted to examine the impacts of the Black Saturday and related bushfires of February 2009 on community members’ physical and mental health and wellbeing. The research also aimed to build understanding of the interplay between individual, social and community-level recovery.