• Why Australian businesses miss out on innovation

    Open Forum     |      November 23, 2020

    A new report from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has found that while Australian investment in science and technology for disease preparedness has driven a strong response to COVID-19, there are still fundamental barriers to innovation adoption.

  • Grant Australia the opportunity to innovate

    Jo-Ann Suchard     |      October 1, 2020

    The current economic crisis has exposed the decay in Australia’s manufacturing capability and highlighted the need for increased investment in innovation.

  • Innovation remains the answer

    Dawn Lo     |      July 17, 2020

    Businesses facing pressing issues like COVID-19 and climate change need to innovate, and so do business schools, say experts drawn from industry and research.

  • $12m in government seed funding for SMEs

    Open Forum     |      July 16, 2020

    The Morrison Government is calling on the nation’s small and medium sized businesses to help develop innovative solutions to solve national environmental challenges.

  • Innovation is for everyone

    Brad Howarth     |      October 15, 2019

    It’s generally accepted that Australia could be doing more to lift its rate of innovation, but assigning responsibility to one group alone is unlikely to solve the problem and may be the reason we find ourselves in our current malaise.

  • Fintech can help Australia lead regional innovation

    Daniel Bar     |      March 20, 2019

    Australia has the potential to become the leading hub for tech and innovation in the Southern Hemisphere but will our agile ‘kangaroo’ spirit and supportive mate mentality be enough to jump the chasm separating us from other nations in the region?

  • Remember Turnbull’s 2015 ‘ideas boom’? We’re still only part way there

    Beth Webster     |      June 6, 2018

    Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation agenda failed to resonate at the ballot box. However the inexorable and exponential rise of sophisticated technologies will affect every job and we need to be investing in this future for our children.

  • Sport and innovation drive Australia forward

    Alan Finkel     |      April 8, 2018

    The Chief Scientist outlines the synergies between innovation in sport and technology as the Commonwealth Games are celebrated on the Gold Coast.

  • If you don’t look, you don’t see

    Alan Finkel     |      April 6, 2018

    Australia’s chief scientist, Dr. Alan Finkel, argues that Australia’s innovation performance is much better than many critics assume and outlines the pursuit of new metrics to capture its true value in the economy.

  • Will Australia choose growth or stagnation?

    Andrew Pickford     |      March 12, 2018

    News that the United States grew by 2.6% in the last quarter of 2017 produced commentary which reflects two vastly different visions and outlooks for modern, Western economies.

  • Physician heal thyself

    Peter Fritz     |      March 6, 2018

    Many public advisory committees lack the information and training they require to produce the right policy proposals. Peter Fritz urges the creation of a new entity to give them the support they need to make more innovative and effective recommendations.

  • Precision healthcare and genomics: The delicate balance between what to ask and what to tell

    Marcel Dinger     |      March 5, 2018

    Precision healthcare and genomics could improve health outcomes and reduce costs, but care must be taken to avoid over-diagnosis and allay needless anxiety.