According to CAIP s Terms and Conditions, contribution payments are made based on claims received for a achievement of pre-determined performance expectations or milestones — a description of the performance expectations or milestones is to be provided; or b reimbursement of eligible expenditures. Payments have been made by NRC-IRAP mainly on the basis of the latter, although where deemed necessary, advance payments have been made in accordance with the recipient's cash flow requirements. The evaluation team had insufficient details to probe this further. There is a growing focus on accelerators and incubators by federal and provincial governments as a mechanism to support innovation.
The comeback of hydrogen After a decade in the shadow of batteries, hydrogen is poised to become a global energy carrier In this dossier we look at recent developments in Australia and abroad that have pushed the hydrogen option back into media headlines and policy briefs.
June - If we looked for the most significant technology stories of the past couple of years, hydrogen as an energy carrier may well be one of them.
If we looked for the most significant technology stories of the past couple of years, hydrogen as an energy carrier may well be one of them. There were no specific earth shattering breakthroughs. But after a decade of being pushed aside by rapid technology advances in batteries, hydrogen is back on the radar for policy makers, and in the news in Australia and abroad May - Budget day is often a day of dread within the Australian research community, which is accustomed to 'easy' cuts to its programs when governments feel under fiscal strain, for example when the backdrop is a global economy recovering from a global financial crisis.
But then there are also years when the world experiences economic sunshine. Treasurer Scott Morrison had the good fortune to deliver a budget in such favourable circumstances From lagger to leader Innovation and Science Australia has released its Australia Prosperity through innovation strategic plan.
Two years after the release of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, Australia's innovation system still lags leading countries on many performance indicators. Innovation and Science Australia calls for a fresh effort to stimulate innovation in Australia.
January - Innovation and Science Australia's innovation strategy aims for Australia to become a top tier innovation nation by Based on the innovation system's recent performance it is an ambitious goal. In the latest Global Innovation Index, which assessed nations, Australia was ranked 23rd, down from 19th in Inducing a more entrepreneurial culture in our universities has been a major ambition of the current Australian Government.
Two years ago, the National Innovation and Science Agenda laid out a path for that change, within a broader framework of initiatives designed to boost innovation in Australia.
Last year the Government introduced new block grant allocations to overcome the limited cross-fertilisation between Australian businesses and universities. To a large part they will now be based on income universities generate from competitive grants, and on income they receive from partners outside academic research, such as industry Shooting stars Australian high-growth firms: For the first time a Government report has focussed on Australia's high-growth firms, a subset of our businesses that drive employment and economic growth December - With its focus on so called High-Growth Firms HGFsthe installment of the Australian Innovation Systems Report series provides a timely warning for policy makers not to get ahead of themselves by focussing Government policies and support only on a small number of presumed drivers of employment and economic performance.
However, the broader social and economic benefits resulting from HGFs are actually not yet understood. For example, in a feature article included in the report Paul D.
Reynolds, a Visiting Research Scholar at the Queensland University of Technology, points out that there is the assumption that the creation of jobs within a cohort of HGFs reflects overall job creation in the economic system Mixed picture with ugly streaks ARDR analysis of the Australian Budget The budget has surprised many commentators in being far less austere than its recent predecessors while the fundamentals of Australia's economy have actually not significantly changed.
There is optimism that global economic conditions are picking up, and in its wake this may boost Australia's performance.
According to IMF forecasts, global growth will increase to around 3.
This outcome relies on China and the US performing as expected, which is far from certain. In Australia, for all the talk of the Australian economy transitioning towards non-mining sectors, mining and agriculture continue to be the base of our prosperity - and both are notoriously volatile sectors ARDR analysis of the Australian budget The Australian Government has centred its election strategy around Australia transitioning to a knowledge-driven economy.
The most innovative countries have a long-term strategy towards exploring new markets for their products, including through developmental assistance. Yet, against global trend, the budget will further reduce Australia's already low level of foreign aid.
May - Remember the Super Science Initiative?Are you a BU or BMC researcher with a new idea or invention you would like to commercialize? If so, please feel free to reach out to the appropriate Business Development contact listed on the “Contacts” tab above, or submit your information via the link below and we will contact you.
A business incubator is a company that helps new and startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training or office space. The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) defines business incubators as a catalyst tool for .
Creative and Technology Businesses Request for Proposals (RFP) Small Business Incubator Request for Proposals Page 2 of 9 TABLE OF CONTENTS the Santa Clarita Business Incubator will recruit, train, and nurture our community’s business plan or concept paper, resumes, and any other attachments you would like.
to 30 business incubators and science and technology parks Developing Entrepreneurs through an Agribusiness Incubator at ICRISAT Kiran K. Sharma, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Source: ABI Strategic Business Plan – incubation).
The benefits of cobusiness incubation . Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and timberdesignmag.com was founded in by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D.
students at Stanford University in timberdesignmag.comer they own about 14 percent of its shares. Fintech brings about a new paradigm in which information technology is driving innovation in the financial industry. Fintech is touted as a game changing, disruptive innovation capable of shaking up traditional financial markets.