Focus issue 173 August 2012
Design thinking can drive our innovation
By Catherine Livingstone
To achieve our potential as a nation we – including government – have to be smart, creative and nimble in securing competitive advantage.
More facilitation, fewer hurdles and a positive attitude
By Alan Finkel
What is necessary is a belief that we can succeed and that part of trying is the recognition and acceptance that we will fail from time to time.
We should prosper from our own ideas
By Peter Beattie
Without large Australian corporates to take on the commercialisation of Australian innovation, we will remain the innovation mine for the world, which doesn’t create jobs and a sustainable future.
Building a bridge over the ‘Valley of Death’
By Alexander Gosling
Turnstone will fund and manage agreed technology development work at its own risk – to provide the bridge over the ‘Valley of Death’.
Alliance contracting brings real innovation in construction
By Roger Olds
There is a fundamental contractual element that the parties will not sue each other and will strive to deliver innovation and best-for-project outcomes.
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Promoting Australia's advancement through technology