CSIRO research finds Australia needs to work better with global supply chains and make more specific products to survive.
A CSIRO report suggests Australian manufacturers need to better design custom products and hook into global supply chains to survive.
Robotics and other farm technologies can provide a wealth of data to farmers and agribusiness.
The extension of laws on unfair contract terms to cover small businesses, may help farmers take more control of the data their farms generate.
Budding entrepreneurs take note – here's how to raise money to fund your dream project.
Good incentives are about more than just dollars.
Incentive schemes are widespread in the corporate world. But they may be doing more harm than good.
All for one and one for all.
Would a competent entrepreneur plough on with a decision that started to look a bit dodgy?
It is easy to see the benefits from the advances we have made in physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science and the life sciences. Without these impressive leaps in understanding, we would not have…
China is transitioning towards a more sophisticated economy built on science, knowledge and innovation.
There is a tidal wave of competition approaching the developed world from China – and foreign businesses have much to learn how Chinese companies evolved from imitators to innovators.
Finding the way from lab bench to patent office can be hard.
Australia has never been short of inventors, scientists aren't always at home in the ruthless world of commerce. But if they can be given a helping hand, it could help the entire economy.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants Australia to be more innovative, but the loss of its car manufacturing industry could have the opposite effect.
The collapse of the car manufacturing industry will require more investment in R&D and technological innovation to ensure Australia doesn't fall behind.
The research found it may be the executives, not the shareholders, who are holding back innovation in business.
Research shows the short-term view focus of senior executives may be inhibiting a long-term investment in innovation.
Martin Parkinson (right) said he was an optimist about the role innovation would play in driving Australian national incomes.
Australia needs to speed up the spread of ideas across the economy in its quest for higher living standards, Martin Parkinson has said.
South Africa needs some universities that focus on teaching, and others that concentrate on research.
South Africa must examine how science funding is allocated to universities. It also needs to acknowledge that not all universities should be focusing on research and development.
Australia ranks 134 out of 138 nations in terms of access to foreign markets.
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Australia's relatively small market size means it must rely more heavily on international markets to innovate.
Now’s the time to think about what we’re getting into with neurotechnologies.
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How will neurotech evolve? An NAS workshop this week focuses on social and ethical opportunities and challenges we face both now and down the road.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone 7 during the Apple launch event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
The Apple business model is failing. Its ability to keep customers confined to the company's ecosystem cannot be sustained because of the rise of apps and other online platforms.
If businesses meet the needs of their employees they will feel like they are growing and will be more productive, research suggests.
Happy employees, whose basic needs are met, are essential to a productive business.
Meter taxi companies want to level the playing fields between themselves and Uber.
E-hailing services have vowed to revolutionise the transportation industry. But they've also left city officials scratching their heads about regulations and traditional metered taxi drivers fuming.
Bad leaders are bad news – for their followers and for the world as a whole.
There's a widening global crisis in the legitimacy and credibility of leadership. It can be attributed to five sources: unable; unintelligent; immature; immoral and/or destructive leadership.
The imperative for major reform of Australia’s political and policy processes is more real and urgent than ever.
Australia’s national politicians again need to step up and lead the way on the inevitable process of national and global democratic innovation.
Academic innovators are learning to question project commercial viability and to shift their focus to solutions for which there is a demand.
A few programs are leading the way to help support researchers in achieving impact.