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Australia Leading the Way in Robot Innovation

January 15th, 2016

From the 1950’s Astro Boy and Iron Man comic illustrations to the more recent Wall-E and Chappie characters that lit up our cinema screens – undeniably, robots have frequently been depicted in works of fiction. However, in 2016 is fiction becoming more of an everyday reality? Indeed, for the past century, innovation in robots, machine and androids has been on an exponential curve.  Certainly, 2015 was the tipping point in the global adoption of the Internet, digital medical devices, gene editing, […]

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The R&D Tax Incentive for SMEs: Breaking Down the Barriers of Innovation

January 14th, 2016

“Embrace technology disruption” – the phrase has been heavily bandied about in public discourse lately after Turnbull announced the expression in his first statement after being elected Liberal leader last year. Although generally pertaining to the topic of Turnbull’s ‘Idea Boom’ or about shifting the culture of Australia, a new report reveals Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have already been embracing the technology disruption over the past year. The biannual MYOB Business Monitor, released today, surveyed over 1,000 Australian […]

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How to Make Innovation More Than a Buzzword

January 13th, 2016

‘Innovation’, the term alone has somewhat formed a place in the Australian vernacular in recent months. The buzzword skyrocketed into popularity when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull issued its National Innovation and Science Agenda last month, detailing plans to increase innovation, entrepreneurship and reward risk tasking. However, while endorsing start-ups and STEM is important, corporate Australia must not be left behind. Hence, how can companies in Australia make innovation more than just political jargon? To begin with, to transfer innovation into […]

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Is an Advertising Campaign the Answer to Australia’s Innovation Culture Shift?

January 12th, 2016

The government’s $1.1 billion innovation agenda – a trademark of the Turnbull regime – was unveiled in December under the catchphrase ‘the ideas boom’. Relative to this, the Turnbull government is to devote a further $28 million into its annual advertising budget to pitch its innovation agenda and trigger a culture shift in the country. Last year, Australia’s dwindling global innovation rankings spurred an interest in the need for a philosophy change related to risk-taking, new ideas and business failure. Consequently, […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
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Principal, Brisbane
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Manager, Adelaide
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Principal, Perth
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Krishna Gungaram
Manager, Hobart
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