Innovation

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Policy report

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.
Conference paper

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?
Literature review

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...
Report

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.
Working paper

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.
Report

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...
Strategy

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.
Strategy

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...