Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Arthur Sinodinos at the National Press Club yesterday.
R&D support is not the only way public policy can help create new industries.
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.
Academic researchers need funding – especially as the federal government devotes less to basic research.
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With federal support for on-campus R&D dwindling as a percentage of GDP, keeping basic research afloat is a challenge. Schools and researchers are left to try to fill in the funding gaps.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is encouraging Australian firms to invest in R&D like their international counterparts.
The tax system is only one of several ways R&D can and should be incentivised.
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.
The new government’s existing research policy framework is pretty thin.
Research and development investment remains stagnant in Australia. It's time for a new, long-term strategy for research.
Both Labor and the Coalition should be looking to upscale small and medium enterprises to compete globally, if they are serious about innovation.
Policies for encouraging research, development and startups are good but both major parties need to move beyond this to help Australia innovate.
It takes businesses of all size to drive research and development.
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Using tax incentives to motivate innovation is more nuanced than governments sometimes assume.
Turnbull’s innovation agenda isn’t the answer to the gap between research and business.
Some of the new(ish) initiatives in the Innovation and Science Agenda may help in small ways, but it doesn't provide the answer what happens after the innovation.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s signature innovation statement ushers in overdue changes to Australia’s insolvency regime.
Australia's insolvency laws are behind world best practice and need reform.
Students could be Australia’s largest group of entrepreneurs.
Graduates should be taught entrepreneurship skills.
Different leader, same message.
Australia is being rapidly outpaced by its innovative international competitors.
We need researchers to collaborate with industry if we’re to be an innovation nation.
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.
To position itself as a leader in innovation, Australian business will have to be more diverse.
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A national innovation agenda is bound to undershoot its promise if R&D is not inherently embraced by the top ranks of corporate Australia.
“Be bouncy!” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull exhorts University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor Glyn Davis.
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.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull understands innovation, but the government still lacks a coherent innovation plan.
A coherent innovation policy requires a focus on fostering networks, and learning from economies similar to ours.
Connecting researchers to industry and investment is a great idea.
If we want to boost innovation in this country, we should emulate a scheme that has proven highly successful in the United States.
Countries should make pledges to fund low-carbon research - such as developing solar technology - and development as part of global climate talks.
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Countries will take emissions reduction pledges to international climate talks in Paris at the end of this year. Those pledges should also include funds for low-carbon R&D.
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