Views

Our views on all aspects of Innovation

Trends in Government innovation funding

Trends in Government innovation funding

Post-election we distilled four key trends that are reshaping Government funding of innovation. And suggest in a very practical way how can business profit from them. Trend 1:  More money and more complexity Federal and State Governments invests $10Bn+ annually in...

The benefits of grant funding

The benefits of grant funding

Business often scoffs at Government grant opportunities – grant applications either demand to much detail, or appear too persnickety, or take too much time jumping through ever narrower and seemingly less relevant hoops.  Yet many successful Australian businesses and...

Why Advisory Boards make sense

Why Advisory Boards make sense

Advisory Boards are not new, but they are seldom used by early stage or established businesses vehicle for learning and support or business growth. This is hardly surprising. Businesses are started by men and women who want to make their own decisions or do it their...

Why University collaborations work

Why University collaborations work

In Europe, Universities and research institutes (the seats of learning) have always been closely, if not strategically associated with industry. The mutual benefits of that association to support innovation have been nurtured since the Renaissance - it is commonplace....

Service innovation

Service innovation

Service innovation Service innovation used to be perceived as the poor cousin of product innovation.  These days service innovation is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance because strategists and product developers now understand what marketers have always known -...

Why invest in R&D?

Why invest in R&D?

This is a re-purposed post from Dr Ken Foster, an R&D consultant in the USA, and is mirrored by the Harvard Business review.  It neatly encapsulates aspects of our philosophy, namely that your investment in R&D is a strategic lever for growth. Leaders and...