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Report

Sustainable manufacturing and eco-innovation: towards a green economy

This Policy Brief examines how innovation can result in new technological and systemic solutions to environmental challenges and contributes to a wider range of OECD work aimed at analysing the policies that can efficiently support the development and diffusion of eco-innovation. While industries are showing...
Report

The role of communication infrastructure investment in economic recovery

Economic downturns present serious challenges but can also be viewed as opportunities for structural reform and targeted investment in strategic areas such as broadband. This raises several questions about how governments can best accomplish these goals without displacing or disrupting private investment. What criteria or...
Report

Policy responses to the economic crisis: investing in innovation for long term growth

This report warns that innovation risks being hit hard by the economic crisis as the capital to finance it grows scarce. It also includes a breakdown of government stimulus packages in the 30 OECD countries and the future-oriented measures taken relating to innovation, including broadband...
Conference proceedings

Collaboration and innovation

Presentations from last July's Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Australasia Conference are available online, Speakers included Roxanne Missingham, Parliamentary Librarian; Harry Evans, Clerk of the Senate; Luke Buckmaster and Sarah Miskin, Parliamentary Library; Kent Fitch and Alison Dellitt, National Library of Australia; and Carmel McInerney...
Article

Momentum: The 2008 report on university research and knowledge mobilization

This report provides stakeholders, leaders and members of the public with a comprehensive account of federal investments in university research and the value of this research to Canadians.This publication is the second edition of AUCC's report on the collective efforts of universities with respect to...
Article

The ABC - and SBS - of social innovation

The Review of National Broadcasting is being undertaken at a time when the remit of public broadcasters worldwide is being looked at. In contrast to the 1990s - where much of the debate was about whether they were still needed as cable and satellite TV...
Report

Australia's creative economy: basic evidence on size, growth, income and employment

Previous attempts to measure the significance of the Australian creative production capacity and employment have underestimated their true extent. The experimental methodologies developed in the Creative Industries National Mapping Project indicate that previous attempts to measure the significance of the Australian creative production capacity and...
Discussion paper

Designing a national innovation system to allow the creative industries to add value

Acknowledging and celebrating new energy around critiques of Australia's National Innovation System, this paper explores the design of an innovation system that would harness energy from the Creative Industries. The notion that the Creative Industries are an important element of Australia's innovation system has not...
Dataset

8158.0 - Innovation in Australian Business, 2006-07

This release presents key indicators on the incidence of use of information technology and innovation in Australian business, as collected by the 2006-07 Business Characteristics Survey. One finding is that over 90% of businesses with Internet access use a broadband connection. This release presents key...
Statistics

Research and experimental development, all sector summary, Australia, 2004-05

Business and higher education were the biggest contributors in Australia's $15.8 billion outlay on research and experimental development (RandD) in 2004-05, according to this ABS report. This was an increase of 19% or $2.6 billion since 2002-03. More than half of this expenditure came from...