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's relatively small market size means it must rely more heavily on international markets to innovate.
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.
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.
Happy employees, whose basic needs are met, are essential to a productive business.
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.
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.
Australia’s national politicians again need to step up and lead the way on the inevitable process of national and global democratic innovation.
A few programs are leading the way to help support researchers in achieving impact.
When it comes to using technology, businesses don't always get it right.
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.
Expecting the rest of the world to adopt expensive, centralized sewage treatments systems common in the U.S. is not realistic.
Peer review is a crucial part of the academic publication system. It is also a critical part of the hiring and evaluation process. What's the problem with peer review?
The first Renaissance struggled with the same doubts and uncertainties and blinding possibilities that we face today. Any gains we make will have to be achieved amid relentless shocks.
Professors in dynamic tech fields won't stay in academia for three or four decades. The best scientists in the world should have the freedom to pursue their careers as they choose.
Here are five ways to strengthen innovation in NSW, so that all the talk of "being innovative" translates to actually "doing innovation" into the future.
Automation is likely to destroy many jobs, but create new ones in their stead. We must adapt to what those new jobs will be.
The South African Reserve Bank has forecast zero percent growth for 2016. Some urgent steps are needed to get the country out of this hole.
The innovation agenda may have failed to resonate with Australians, but it shouldn't be abandoned.
The technological goals are lofty. But fitting the new tech into the social and political landscape might pose the bigger challenge.