Industries--Technological innovations

Working paper

6 Feb 2019

The fourth industrial revolution involves the continuous and cyclical flow of information and actions between the physical and digital worlds. This revolution can potentially create a hyper-connected defence-industry-research-academia ecosystem able to continually innovate.

Report

24 Jan 2019

This paper outlines how the rapid pace of innovation and shifting global leadership in digital technology are creating major challenges for Canada’s digital industries, but how they are also creating new opportunities.

Report

23 Jan 2019

This report builds on the 2015 ASPI report, Defence science and innovation: an affordable strategic advantage . It takes into account recent domestic and international R&D policy developments and considers trends in relation to whole-of-government national security innovation.

Report

19 Dec 2018

This report argues that although Australia’s research system is strong, its performance in innovation and commercialisation is not. Nor has innovation policy been effective in driving sustained improvement.

Strategy

Delivering a strong, safe and inclusive digital economy
18 Dec 2018

This report sets out the opportunities and the challenges in maximising the benefits that a digital economy can bring. It highlights the work already happening across government and identifies further actions required to ensure all Australians can thrive in a global digital economy.

Report

3 Dec 2018

Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) is interested in understanding the barriers to the creation of an energy services market for mass market customers in Australia. Such services would include any products that allow consumers to better understand and/or manage their electricity usage and energy costs. These...

Report

What is the role for government in stewarding disruptive innovation?
9 Nov 2018

This report focuses on one particular area of technological development – robots, and their governance. It explores the roles that robots should and should not play in care delivery, and the role that government has as a steward in shaping these roles.

Report

15 Oct 2018

This report details New Zealand's strengths and weaknesses across a range of topics including people, skills, funding and knowledge production, in comparison with other similar small economies and Australia.

Report

9 Oct 2018

This report, the first of its kind, analyses the volume, value and makeup of AgTech investment in Australia. It puts it in the context of the United States and provides insight into both how AgTech is developing as a new sub-industry and the broader venture...

Strategy

Place-based partnerships building on competitive strengths
5 Oct 2018

This statement provides a guide for developing innovation precincts across Australia. The statement was developed in collaboration with a committee of advisors from industry, universities and state and territory governments.

Report

Australian resources — providing prosperity for future generations
21 Sep 2018

This report presents the recommendations of the Resources 2030 Taskforce to significantly enhance the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector. The taskforce’s ambition is to create a successful, technologically advanced, forward-looking sector that is able to attract and cultivate the best and brightest people....

Discussion paper

21 Sep 2018

This paper argues that the uneven take-up of new technology is resulting in increasing dispersion in productivity performance across firms in a variety of industries.

Guide

Options for lowering power bills and emissions
13 Sep 2018

This guide is intended to help all Australian property owners cut their energy costs and reduce their emissions, looking at a broad range of technologies — from solar PV and batteries to heat pumps, off-site renewables and demand management systems — and indicating which are...

Report

10 Sep 2018

Increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and questions of environmental sustainability are forcing Australia to rethink its transport infrastructure matrix, according to this Austrade report.

Report

4 Sep 2018

Synthetic biology could reshape the global industrial landscape, creating opportunities and challenges for Australian firms, according to this report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).

Guide

A guide from Nesta’s Inclusive Innovation team
30 Aug 2018

This guide draws on the observations and learnings of Nesta's Inclusive Innovation team, exploring why public involvement is essential and sharing seven key principles that could form the basis of a new model of public engagement in decision-making about research, technology and innovation.

Strategy

Pathways to an economically sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia
23 Aug 2018

Recently there has been a considerable amount of work undertaken (both globally and domestically) seeking to quantify the economic opportunities associated with hydrogen. The National Hydrogen Roadmap takes that analysis a step further by focusing on how those opportunities can be realised.

Report

17 Aug 2018

Countries around the world are under increasing pressure to decarbonise their economies. There is growing interest in the production and use of hydrogen as a potential scalable and versatile mechanism for achieving this aim. If the global demand for hydrogen increases as a consequence, then...

Discussion paper

1 Aug 2018

Values and ethics are not esoteric, relative or fuzzy: they’re practical, accessible and essential. Technologies embody the ethical frameworks and the values of the societies that create them, and as they continue to inform the administrative foundation of governments, shape societies, and affect the health...

Report

17 Jul 2018

This report profiles eighteen Australian and British firms, from small start-ups to international conglomerates, who have been successful in expanding to either country. These firms are across industries as diverse as defence, financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure, technology and training.

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