• The long road from innovation to commercial reality

    Iven Mareels     |      May 9, 2024

    We may punch above our weight when it comes to research, but we certainly don’t in realising the commercial impact from it.

  • Red tape ties up university innovation

    David Noble     |      May 7, 2024

    Australian public universities tout themselves as bastions of innovation and driving forces behind economic growth, but their in-built cultures are getting in the way.

  • The keyless key to cyber-security

    Open Forum     |      November 22, 2023

    A cutting-edge collaboration between tech startup Tide Foundation and RMIT University is translating ground-breaking research into homegrown cybersecurity capability.

  • Australia’s capabilities accelerator

    Hayley Channer     |      July 11, 2023

    The launch of the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator within the Defence Department puts Australia in the race to develop the technology, skills and finance we need to compete in the global strategy arena.

  • Shaking up Australia’s ‘state vs state’ innovation

    Graeme Dunk     |      June 8, 2023

    Australian states need to cooperate, rather than compete, to develop new technologies and applications, expand the national economy, and build the resilience the nation will need in the future.

  • Eyes on the prize

    Open Forum     |      October 31, 2022

    Solving sustainability problems, protecting healthcare providers from COVID-19, and using technology to train next-gen pilots are among the achievements of award-winning STEM innovators recognised at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

  • 6 ways for governments to drive innovation

    Lucy Cameron     |      July 18, 2022

    Whereas most innovation now comes from the private sector, governments can encourage innovation and economic growth through creating the right conditions for change.

  • Winning the war for innovation

    Kapil Patil     |      July 9, 2021

    In its bid to stay competitive with China, Washington confronts the challenge of creating a global innovation order that is rules-based and safeguards the interests of both developed and developing countries.

  • Picking up the pace

    Gillian Savage     |      June 13, 2021

    Now more than ever Australia needs to be innovative, and knowing our strengths – and weaknesses – in science and technology base is the key to progress.

  • Lessons from an octopus

    Chris Schell     |      May 14, 2021

    As humans take up space and modify our environment, we affect the habitat of species that perish if they can’t adapt, change or move. What can we learn from octopuses about innovation and sustainability in the face of change?

  • Energy innovation offers lessons for defence

    Marcus Hellyer     |      May 5, 2021

    The electricity sector offers a striking example of disruptive innovation in action around us, and it’s a case that has key lessons for the Department of Defence.

  • Innovation brings higher profits and stock returns

    Open Forum     |      February 18, 2021

    A large-scale study has found more innovative Australian companies post higher future profits and stock returns. The findings highlight the significant financial benefits of innovation for companies, which in turn supports job creation and economic growth.