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Is the Government Acting Too Hastily on the Innovation Statement?

December 1st, 2015

Vacuuming the house, mowing the lawn, or even waiting for an image-heavy website to load – these are tasks, in an ideal world, which would be performed in haste. However tax policy changes, in particular, is an undertaking that one would hope is executed with time and consideration. In specific, recent updates have prompted the notion that the Australian government is placing academic research before considering critical industry insights. To expand on this, according to the BDO, the new Innovation […]

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Could the R&D Tax Incentive Help Us Make Our Own Luck?  

November 30th, 2015

“The Lucky Country” – the phrase alone has become shorthand for describing our weather, our lifestyle, and our history. However, has our good fortune deterred Australia from innovating? Certainly, there has been no short of articles lately about Australia’s lack of innovation on a global index. Boundaries are blurring and firms in every sector are changing their processes in drastically new ways. From mixing and matching technologies to remote monitoring and big data – digital disruption has had a wave […]

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Digital Disruption: A Threat or Opportunity for Mature Companies in Australia?

November 27th, 2015

Gone are the days of playing limbo with landline cables, stretched to their limit, allowing us to hear the daily symphony of modem dial-up. Indeed, digital innovation has accelerated furiously over the past couple of decades. However, what does this mean for the established, mature Australian company? There is no denying that Australia’s timeworn corporate companies are a significant part of our economy. In fact, just observing the ten biggest companies on the ASX 200 index reveals the domination of mature […]

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Australia: The Early Adopters Who Are Facing the Innovation Valley of Death

November 26th, 2015

The valley of death, whilst the expression may spur images of dystopian lowland, the meaning is far less sinister – nonetheless, bridging it can be a nightmare. For those who are unaware, the commercialisation of innovation is often caricatured as the melancholic term, ‘the valley of death’. In relation to this, the 2015 Australian Innovation System Report, released today by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, stated that Australia is exceptional when it comes to research, but the nation […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
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Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
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Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
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Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Sarah Guan
Manager, Hobart
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