Focus issue 168 October 2011
New incentives for public private sector collaboration
By John Bell
Australia has a long history of encouraging ‘supply-side’ innovation measures but ‘demand-side’ measures have received little attention.
Biotech success? People, cash and infrastructure
By Ian Nisbet
The local industry can achieve ‘one-off’ successes. What can be done to generate more ‘one offs’ but also, and more importantly, repeat successes?
Finding smart ways to recycle our wealth
By Calum Drummond
We all know stories of Australian innovations that had to go overseas to be developed. It is time to retire that paradigm.
Open innovation has impact potential
By Leonie Walsh and Greg Smith
OI practice in Australia uses more targeted models rather than the truly open source type of innovation pioneered in the US .
We can recycle CO2 for profit
By Andrew Lawson
Could industry emissions be captured to produce large harvests of nutritious, oil-rich algae biomass? An Australian company has invested about $30 million to prove they can.
New avenues for raising private capital in Australia
By Carrie Hillyard
The superannuation industry has been put under a number of pressures but encouraging it back into venture capital is the key to funding innovation adequately.
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Promoting Australia's advancement through technology