The role of universities in driving overseas investment into UK research and development
While universities already play an important role in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the UK, there is a clear opportunity for this role to be expanded and enhanced through better collaboration between universities, local partners and government. The purpose of this report is to...
Supporting world-class research translation in Australia
This report provides a clear set of principles, that can be applied across all Australian research institutions, to meet the evolving and long-term needs of society and the economy. It includes a spotlight on the key issues for research organisations, with practical actions to move...
Kitmap - a stocktake of research infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand’s government research organisations
The 'Kitmap' project highlights the research infrastructure across New Zealand's government-funded research organisations, including Crown Research Institutes, the National eScience Infrastructure, and Callaghan Innovation. Those who work in the research, science and innovation sector will have more visibility of the research infrastructure available to support...
Improving innovation indicators: better data to track innovation in Australia
Running from May 2018 to the end of 2019, the Innovation Metrics Review aimed to improve innovation measurement by the government to support better decision-making. This report outlines the findings.
Towards a new vision of innovation through COVID-19? A comparative reading of 11 countries’ strategies
This paper discusses how countries’ vision for science, technology and innovation (STI) priorities has evolved through COVID-19. The analysis was conducted on a sample of 171 STI strategy documents from 11 countries that were released between 2013 and 2021.
AI principles to practice
Artificial intelligence has the potential to unlock transformative economic, social and environmental opportunities for Australia.The findings presented in this report are based on a series of facilitated workshop discussions with key stakeholders and CEDA members.
Mission-oriented innovation districts: the Australian context
The aim of this review is to explore what the analytical contours of Mission-Oriented Innovation Districts (MOID) might look like and how can Mission-Oriented Innovation Districts be conceptualised, measured and governed?
The digitalisation of agriculture: a literature review and emerging policy issues
The quantity and quality of digital technologies available to farmers have advanced considerably since the 1990s. This paper argues that policy-makers need to address the removal of specific barriers to farmers’ adoption of digital technologies, while ensuring both enabling infrastructure and appropriate incentives exist upstream...
Department of Health’s management of financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund
The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Department of Health is effectively managing financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund.
Determinants of innovation novelty: evidence from Australian administrative data
This paper finds that firm-specific factors such as undertaking research and development, persistence of innovation, collaboration, foreign ownership, a business focus on innovation, and core business skills in IT and management are associated with higher levels of innovation novelty.
G20 survey on agile approaches to the regulatory governance of innovation
This survey report showcases ongoing efforts of G20 governments to revisit how they regulate in a fast-paced global innovation landscape. It complements existing initiatives aimed at fostering more holistic, adaptive and better-coordinated regulatory governance by improving our understanding of regulatory approaches to innovation and digital...
International standards: targeted regulatory review – regulatory roadmap
Examining strategic opportunities to incorporate international standards into regulation and to demonstrate leadership in standards development, this regulatory roadmap lays out plans to advance regulatory modernisation in support of economic growth and innovation in Canada.
Jisc research and innovation sector strategy 2021-2023
This research and innovation sector strategy sets out how Jisc will continue to support the sector over the next two years, empowering researchers and research consortia in developing fundamental, applied and practice-based research and translating it into knowledge exchange, and economic and social impact.
The Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, and the new competition tool
This paper reviews ongoing deliberations surrounding the EU Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA). It also discusses possible implications of upcoming legislation for European innovation, the business models of U.S. companies serving European customers, and global digital services standards.
New Zealand's economic future: COVID-19 as a catalyst for innovation
There is broad consensus that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand should aim to protect its social cohesion and promote our economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. But how can we achieve these goals? A new Koi Tū report, the seventh of The...
The research, science and innovation report 2021
This report is a snapshot of how the New Zealand science and innovation system is performing in major areas. It covers people, skills, knowledge, infrastructure and funding across government, as well as education and business.
Flexible and transportable robotic timber construction platform – TIM
This paper presents a new approach to robotic fabrication in the building industry through the conceptualisation, development and evaluation of a large-scale, transportable and flexible robotic timber construction platform – named TIM.
Can multiple contractors self-regulate their joint service delivery? A serious gaming experiment on road maintenance planning
It is currently unclear how performance-based payments in network tenders can effectively encourage network members to coordinate their own operations, so a serious game was performed that simulates road maintenance planning to study changes in decision making and the emergence of network coordination. The experiments...
Design Thinking in action: a DPR case study to develop a sustainable digital solution for labor resource management
Even though new tools and technologies are emerging rapidly for the construction industry, the rate of innovation and innovation adoption is low. The Design Thinking approach, which resembles the pull strategy in the Lean concept, has great potential in searching for and developing sustainable and...
Lean thinking for structural engineers
The lean application in construction sector has received significant attention. Building up on previous recommendations regarding lean design and construction, this study explored lean thinking for Structural Engineers (SE) to identify new, efficient and innovative ways for executing structural designs and engineering works.
Developing and implementing an approach to regional innovation and development in Gippsland, Victoria (2018-2020)
The rationale for this project was to explore a novel approach to regional development in Australia, based on an approach developed by the European Union.
Technological change and the future of work
The document reports the findings from a government inquiry into technological change, disruption and the future of work.
Towards a thriving digital resource ecology with teachers
This scoping and co-design research project establishes how teachers in Victorian government schools and key stakeholders engage with digital educational resources primarily in teaching and learning and, to a lesser extent, in professional learning contexts.
Strategies for supporting inclusive innovation: insights from South-East Asia
This report looks at how policymakers can support inclusive forms of innovation, drawing on insights from strategies and practices in South-East Asia.
Clever collaborations: the strong business case for partnering with universities
In recent years, right around the world, governments and policy makers have wrestled with how to lift collaboration between businesses and universities. There is a growing body of evidence that shows that when companies tap into the expertise of universities and their researchers, it boosts...