An example of how routines can limit innovation is classes and terms that run for a set time, which limits the flexibility of educators and students.
Everyday routines help individuals and organisations work efficiently, but can also be one of the biggest obstacles to innovation. Here's a five-point plan for implementing innovations.
Innovation through co-creation made it possible for Melbourne-based Marand to supply the vertical tail of the F-35A Lightning II strike fighter.
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Working with organisations outside the business – universities, research bodies, other businesses – can greatly expand Australian firms' capacity to innovate and match larger rivals overseas.
Africa has the chance to innovate and grow, with the right policies and investment.
Calestous Juma believed that Africa needed an integrated science, technology and innovation framework. The continent can make this happen.
Are research nonprofits holding up their end of the tax-exempt bargain?
Holding patents can be a lucrative and powerful position to be in. Here's a proposal for how nonprofit patent holders can do more for the common good – and live up to their end of the tax break bargain.
Australia has a complex relationship with the dingo.
Australian farmers and graziers have historically been against dingoes on their lands. But in a bid to adapt to changing conditions, some are embracing the predators and their potential.
Fintech hub Stone & Chalk has friends in the right places.
The Australian government's fintech strategy resets the risk dial on how fintech firms are regulated, but the big unknown is how consumers will respond.
A 360 of a hackathon in full flight.
Hackathons are all the rage, but if the participants follow through on the results, they can be a powerful instrument for generating innovation.
When Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister, the innovation debate began in earnest, but some of Australia’s rivals have a head start in the fierce global contest of ideas.
Politicians and policymakers are at last grappling with the urgent need to generate new ideas and fresh ways of doing things. But in the race to the top, Australia has barely reached base camp.