Trust in artificial intelligence: a global study
Ali Akbari, James Mabbott, Rita Fentener van Vlissingen, Jessica Wyndham, Richard Boele
This research examines the public’s trust and attitudes towards artificial intelligence (AI) use across 17 countries. The study asked about who is trusted to develop, use and govern AI, the perceived benefits and risks of AI use, community expectations of the development, regulation and governance...
Changing nature of patents in Australia
The digital revolution and continued globalisation have caused a paradigm shift in every aspect of the economy, including the innovation environment. The author of this paper argues that these shifts could have implications not only for the future of innovation in Australia, but also for...
Global research collaboration and infrastructure: government science and innovation in the new normal - discussion paper
The purpose of this discussion paper is to examine trends in global research collaboration and related infrastructure, and the impact of those trends on government science and innovation in the 'new normal'.
Te Ara Paerangi: Future Pathways white paper 2022
This paper presents a high level vision for New Zealand’s public Research, Science and Innovation (RSI) system, including key policy directions and actions, and provides a roadmap to implement the reform programme.
State of circularity in Australia: perspectives from the field
The purpose of this report is to inform and inspire action towards increased adoption of circular economy business models and thinking in Australia. With circular economy adoption in its relative infancy in Australia, the report provides foundational perspectives for both industry and government to enable...
5-year Productivity Inquiry: innovation for the 98% - interim report
The Productivity Inquiry focuses on the enablers of productivity growth in a modern, market-based and service-oriented world. This third interim report explores how encouraging innovation across the vast majority of Australian businesses and in the government sector can improve Australia's productivity.
Australia’s semiconductor national moonshot
This report lay out a vision for Australia to secure its place in the global semiconductor industry.
Harnessing science x technology to drive Australian innovation and growth
In mid-2022, CEDA convened a series of workshops and one-on-one discussions with leaders from Australian industry, government and academia on how our nation might better harness Australia’s science and technology potential to drive innovation and economic growth. This paper discusses some of the opportunities.
Developing the Aotearoa New Zealand aerospace strategy: consultation document
Responses to this consultation paper will inform the final aerospace strategy, which aims to support the further growth of an internationally competitive Aotearoa New Zealand aerospace sector that is thriving, innovative and safe.
Maximising opportunities in the industries of the future
In this paper, the Business Council of Australia identifies the critical resets needed to diversify Australia's economy and maximise opportunities in the industries of the future.
Turning Australia into a regional tech hub
This report examines where Australia has a comparative advantage in tech, how we can make the most of these opportunities, and how every Australian can be involved in the change that revolutionises Australia’s technology sector.
The value of data in digital-based business models: measurement and economic policy implications
A defining aspect of the digital age is data and its business use. This paper puts data and data investments in a framework amenable to measurement and policy analysis aimed at sharpening our understanding of modern economies.
Breaking down the barriers to Industry 4.0 in the north
Innovation in northern Australia is thriving. It’s not clear why there’s a culture of innovation in the north, and perhaps that represents a focus for social research. This special report highlights how innovators in the north are at the leading edge of the fourth industrial...
Governing artificial intelligence in the public interest
This paper proposes an approach for developing and shaping artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities by integrating the technologies in policies specifically geared toward a sustainable, equitable and green digital economy.
Circular business: what companies need to make the switch
Circular business models cut carbon, create jobs and boost economic growth. A few leading companies are dipping their toes in, but this opportunity is still largely overlooked. The authors of this report spoke to business leaders and industry experts to find out what government needs...
Public interest sex tech hackathon: speculative futures and participatory design
Sex tech has emerged as a site in which sexual pleasure, wellbeing and health are increasingly understood as data. The Public Interest Sex Tech Hackathon offered new perspectives on ethical data governance and public interest technologies by exploring a topic that has been both sensationalised/stigmatised...
Regulating the international digital economy, with trade and innovation in mind
The international digital economy is growing rapidly, and the fragmented governance framework is struggling to keep pace. This paper illustrates the importance of governance in relation to private-sector innovation and recommends next steps to enhance governance, close gaps and promote further innovation
Blockchain at the frontier: impacts and issues in cross-border co-operation and global governance
Blockchain is an emerging technology which poses a number of novel questions and challenges to existing policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks. This report considers current and emerging uses of blockchain to strengthen beneficial economic ties between countries, including in trade and supply chain transparency, portable...
Securing future innovation and global competitiveness in NSW: green paper
The New South Wales government encourages all interested parties to participate in setting the direction of industry policies for the state by responding to the questions included in this green paper.
Capitalising on the lithium-ion waste resource challenge in South Australia
The electric vehicle (EV) revolution promises a future of low-emissions transportation and is essential if Australia is to meet its climate obligations. However, it is creating challenges too. This report explores how lithium-ion battery waste can be recycled and transformed into valuable commodities and argues...
ATSE 2022 Federal election position statement
This position paper outlines the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering's thoughts on policy requirements needed to support economic growth in Australia.
Boosting productivity in New Zealand by unleashing digitalisation
This paper overviews structural reforms that promote the diffusion of digital technologies and investment in intangible capital that maximises the potential of these technologies in New Zealand.
2021 National research infrastructure roadmap
This roadmap identifies needs and sets priorities for future investment in Australia's national research infrastructure. It will guide the 2022 Research Infrastructure Investment Plan, and seeks to maintain Australian excellence in research and innovation and support Australia’s ability to address emerging research challenges.
Digital economy strategy: 2022 update
The Australian government has released this update, which outlines progress made on Australia becoming a top 10 digital economy and society by 2030.
The Australian manufacturing industry
This inquiry report examines the role that the Australian manufacturing industry has played, is playing, and will play in the future, as well as identifying new areas in which the Australian manufacturing industry can establish itself as a global leader.