Tag: research and development

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

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

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 Informa Insights