Tag: R&D

Business

Creating the right enabling environment for innovation

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Michaela Cash, opened discussions at last week's AFR Innovation Summit – recognizing the need for Government to provide the “right enabling environment” for firms to innovate. But what exactly is the right enabling environment? The topic – which has caused significant controversy this year following the Treasurer’s…

6 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Australia’s Capability in Clinical Trials

Earlier this year, Austrade released the new Clinical Trials industry capability report which highlights why Australia is a leading destination for clinical research of new therapeutic products and medical devices. The report showcases Australia’s strengths in the sector—world-class medical research infrastructure, an efficient regulatory system, a strong and stable business environment, and generous tax incentives—that make it…

24 Jul 2018, by Francesca Brewer

Business

Technology

Ideas into industry – changing our approach to innovation

Check the OECD or any other index and it will tell you Australia is lagging behind its global peers in innovation – a depressing state of affairs considering the efforts being made to brand ourselves as an ‘innovation nation’. But self-flagellating methods of narration aren’t exactly helpful when it comes to spurring national productivity –…

20 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Healthcare

Occupational Health & Safety

Technology

What healthcare solutions does Australia really need?

In the context of future Australian healthcare, it is important that healthcare innovators don’t simply come up with solutions they think are good for problems they think exist. This is the thinking behind icare’s approach to stimulating and facilitating innovation in healthcare. icare is the NSW government’s insurance and care provider, catering for more than…

3 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Leadership & Communication

Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Mining & Resources

Massive government funding to spur mining and resources research

A substantial funding commitment from the Australian government will equip some of the country's top universities to carry out research in a number of key industries, including mining. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne recently announced the establishment of seven new research hubs spread across the country, which will take advantage of more than $23.9 million in funding.…

23 Jun 2014, by test test