In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was “innovation” – at least, it was this time round. In 2015, the Word was “excellence”. And in the antediluvian era of the 1980s and 1990s, the Word was, variously…
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.
The National Library of Australia safeguards one of Australia’s most important living archives.
Australia has one of the world's best reference libraries, available freely to anyone with an internet connection. Severe funding cuts will cripple Trove's capacity – and that should worry everyone.
Manufacturing’s shrinking place in Australia’s economy has cleared space for growth and innovation in new industries.
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In the lead up to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s much anticipated innovation statement, Anthony Arundel highlights the need for the business sector to widen its perspective on innovation.
Innovation Australia Chairman Bill Ferris.
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Bill Ferris talks about the need for Australia to bring its ideas and inventions to market, and the way to tackle a business culture that fears failure.
Without innovation in the agricultural sector, we’d only be able to feed, say, one billion people out of the current seven. ProFlowers/Flickr.
Since becoming prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been talking about the importance of innovation. This is what he's referring to.
Science is key to creating a more innovative nation.
Through creating entrepreneurs and boosting global collaboration, science has the potential to drive economic growth and innovation – if only the government would properly fund it.
The compact fluorescent lamp was primarily developed by private companies such as General Electric, Philips and Osram rather than in publicly funded research institutions.
Research institutions don't have a monopoly on innovation. In fact, most innovation comes out of business, and it's this sector that needs more attention in innovation policy.
Now that’s inventive! Spotted at Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers.
What's behind the fall in the figures for patent applications in Australia? Is it just a lack of innovation or is something else to blame?
Bright ideas are needed if Australia is to remain competitive.
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Australia needs to take risks and think clever if the country is to stay competitive in a global market.
Singapore’s one-north is one of many innovation precincts popping up around the world.
Bringing together knowledge and innovation has become an increasingly important consideration for urban planners as they grapple with the expansion of a knowledge economy and its implications for economic…
Research and development organisations have operated in rural sectors for more than 80 years, helping keep these sectors innovative and competitive.
University of Tasmania
The word innovation is often associated with banks of computers, not the back paddock. But Australia’s agricultural sector is actually a world leader when it comes to research and development. Calls are…
Large companies are investing in venture capital in the hope of replicating some of the successes of “garage entrepreneurs” like Steve Jobs.
Opening a venture capital branch seems to be the new “thing” in the corporate world. While Telstra and Westpac are the new big national players, Google is clearly ahead of the curve, with two distinct…