Innovation Reports and Studies

This area contains reports, papers, and studies relevant to innovation and innovation policy.



Case Studies

Public Sector Innovation

  • Public Sector Innovation
    A Plan acknowledging that harnessing the innovative potential of the Service and the wider citizenry is critical to successfully delivering better outcomes, and it sets out principles and a structure to achieve this. The Action Plan provides the APS with a framework for embedding innovation in its work and for achieving better outcomes.

Reviews and studies



  • Business Research Collaboration (BRC) Discovery Project Report
    Presents the findings of the Discovery Phase of the Business Research Collaboration Project and identifies quick wins and areas of opportunity for solution design to lift business research collaboration in Australia.
  • ATN Industry Innovation and Collaboration Forums - Final report
    The Australian Technology Network (ATN) of universities, with support from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, organised four Industry Innovation and Collaboration Forums in the industry domains of: Financial Services; Food and Agribusiness; Advanced Manufacturing; and Mining Equipment, Technology and Services, with the aim of identifying key barriers to university-industry cooperation, as well as areas where cooperation has the potential to deliver major benefits to industry.
  • KCA Assessing Innovation series
    Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia’s (KCA) Accessing Innovation series was created to offer government and industry the opportunity to gain direct access to new technology based products and service opportunities arising from the country’s leading research organisations. 
  • Australian Innovation System Report
    An annual series of reference reports that compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative data on business innovation and outline achievements and actions of Australian innovators.
  • Innovation Policy Report
    A report highlighting departmental, national, and international developments in the innovation policy area.
  • Collaboration and Innovation Novelty
    A 2006 paper presenting the results of an econometric investigation into innovation novelty, collaboration and related characteristics in Australian business.

Reports (Closed Programmes)

Research and Development Tax Concession

Commercialising Emerging Technologies

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