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Innovation through co-creation made it possible for Melbourne-based Marand to supply the vertical tail of the F-35A Lightning II strike fighter. US Air Force

Co-creation can help our companies compete with global giants

Working with organisations outside the business – universities, research bodies, other businesses – can greatly expand Australian firms' capacity to innovate and match larger rivals overseas.
Freelancing and hot-desking are already common in work places – and will continue to rise. from www.shutterstock.com

Remember Turnbull’s 2015 ‘ideas boom’? We’re still only part way there

There are many disappointments in the government's response to Innovation and Science Australia's report 'Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation'.
The author, second from left, is seen in this photo in a designed leadership dialogue session. The techniques of designers can help make us better leaders. (UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs)

How the mindset of designers can make us better leaders

The mindset, tools and techniques of designers can make us better leaders. Here's how.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in an armchair discussion highlighting the federal budget’s investments in Canadian innovation at the University of Ottawa in March 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Made by humans: A recipe for innovation

Where and how do we learn to innovate? Our parents can’t teach us. Our bosses are trying to learn alongside us. Even post-secondary courses only provide us with the basics. Follow this recipe.
New research shows double majors have a big competitive advantage in one critical area. fizkes/Shutterstock

Why double-majors might beat you out of a job

New research shows double majors beat their peers in one critical way that makes them more attractive to employers. Colleges may have to adapt to that reality to help their graduates compete.
An autonomous vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian on March 18. ABC-15.com via AP

After Tempe fatality, self-driving car developers must engage with public now or risk rejection

Companies developing autonomous vehicles are missing out on the local knowledge and values of the people who live where these cars are tested. And that lack of engagement sets up bigger problems.
Moviegoers familiarize themselves with the joystick that will allow them to interact with the film ‘I’m Your Man’ during its premiere on Dec. 16, 1992. AP Photo/Richard Harbus

From Smell-O-Vision to Astrocolor, the film industry’s biggest innovation flops

Sound, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These inventions decidedly did not.
The new report started as a central plank of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s 2015 National Innovation and Science Agenda. from www.shutterstock.com

No clear target in Australia’s 2030 national innovation report

The Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation report offers five “imperatives for action”: Education, Industry, Government, Research and Development, and Culture and Ambition.

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