Innovation precincts are great, but what Australia really needs is a creative space that brings thinkers and doers together to help spark start-ups.
More than 60 Australian government reports have identified direction, planning and leadership as keys to creating an innovative nation. Here's five things other countries have done to lead the way.
Innovation is a core objective of China's next Five-Year Plan, so will Australia follow suit and put innovation rhetoric into innovative action?
The collaboration required to foster more startups would benefit from a national system of entrepreneurship.
Since becoming prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been talking about the importance of innovation. This is what he's referring to.
An emphasis on innovation is great, but we need genuine reforms to universities and tax incentives if we're to promote collaboration between research and industry.
Science and innovation in the UK may seem out of the woods following the spending review. But the EU referendum and changes to how funding is organised are potential threats.
As budgets get squeezed, universities are fighting to prove their worth.
Not all technologies are created equal. Researchers devised a new model to explain why, after eons of nothing much new, we sometimes see an explosion of innovation in the archaeological record.
Australia has never been like Silicon Valley or Israel, so we can't afford to rule out tax incentives to encourage startups.
Music is ubiquitous in our lives, but where are the spaces for boundary-pushing experimentation?
A multimillion pound deal to sell barley to China is the latest step in the rise and rise of British brewers.
A national innovation agenda is bound to undershoot its promise if R&D is not inherently embraced by the top ranks of corporate Australia.
Knowledge and ideas and their application are the key to creating the conditions for the level of innovation Australia needs to build its comparative advantage.
The answer to Australia's ailing innovation system does not lie with universities, which should stick to teaching and research, and aim to do both well.
Tax systems are notoriously bad for doing things other than raising revenue.
Financial inclusion has so far focused on enhancing a poor person’s cash flow. But it needs to involve more. Not enough consideration is given to encouraging poor people to build assets.
An advocate for the power of innovation to improve the world offers some cautions.
A PhD and startup have more in common than you might think, and they complement each other in many ways. Nicky Ringland shares her experience of how one influenced the other.
The bubbles generated by Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson have been worth over $36 billion to the Australian economy. He has just received the 2015 Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation.