For many, innovation is perceived as a precursor to more unwelcome changes at work and potentially to job losses, but innovation is about more than increasing corporate profits.
We have to look very hard to find the "ideas boom" in this budget.
If we want a genuine ideas boom in Australia, then we need to remove the barriers preventing women from reaching the highest levels in science.
Any government policy focused on innovation must recognise the importance of proximity.
Using tax incentives to motivate innovation is more nuanced than governments sometimes assume.
Australia has one of the world's best reference libraries, available freely to anyone with an internet connection. Severe funding cuts will cripple Trove's capacity – and that should worry everyone.