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Australian exporters can claim IP expenses from 1 July ’09

For the first time, Australian exporters will be eligible to claim IP expenses under Austrade's Export Market Development Grant Program (EMDG).

Australian exporters can claim IP expenses from 1 July '09

For the first time, Australian exporters will be eligible to claim IP expenses under Austrade's Export Market Development Grant Program (EMDG).

Thinking INSIDE the box

Activities to foster innovation often focus on the sexy-subject of product innovation (including Anthill's SMART 100). According to Peter Bryant, innovation strategist and Senior Fellow of the Kellog Innovation Network, Australian businesses might be better off looking inward and using innovation as a tool to enhance operational efficiencies. It's time to think inside the box!

Who needs employee share schemes anyway?

I have a friend who I'll call Trevor (for the sake of discretion). I'm sure that many of our readers will know someone just like...

Grant funding: the winners and losers from Federal Budget ’09

Today, our Government Grants specialist, Adrian Spencer, considers the post-Budget winners and losers. Looking for a Government Grant? Here's your cheat sheet.

Federal Budget 09 brings hope for emerging companies, but time is still critical

Following on from his first report plotting the impact of the closure of Commercial Ready Grants on Australian innovation, Nick McNaughton provides his assessment of the 2009 Budget and looks specifically at the impact of the announcements relating to the improved R&D Tax Concession and the introduction of the Commonwealth Commercialisation Institute (CCI).

Winston’s Churchill’s 7 steps to leadership excellence

He was in a unique position when it came to mentoring his people. You most likely work one-on-one with your team. Churchill's team comprised the whole of the British public in a time of peril. Such responsibility is difficult to fathom.

Australia’s Master Innovators speak their minds

Last week, we posted the first in a series of video excerpts from a panel discussion at the 2009 Anthill Smart 100 Awards, held in April at Digital Harbour in Melbourne's docklands. We received lots of positive feedback about Liesl Capper's insights on innovation and commercialisation in Australia, but it turns out you are an impatient bunch. So here we're posting the introductory insights of all five members of our master innovator panel - Ryan Trainor, Campbell Rose, Janine Kirk, Liesl Capper and Tim Pethick. We'll post part two – a more free form discussion – next week.

Australia's Master Innovators speak their minds

Last week, we posted the first in a series of video excerpts from a panel discussion at the 2009 Anthill Smart 100 Awards, held in April at Digital Harbour in Melbourne's docklands. We received lots of positive feedback about Liesl Capper's insights on innovation and commercialisation in Australia, but it turns out you are an impatient bunch. So here we're posting the introductory insights of all five members of our master innovator panel - Ryan Trainor, Campbell Rose, Janine Kirk, Liesl Capper and Tim Pethick. We'll post part two – a more free form discussion – next week.

12 months on from Commercial Ready axing, Australian companies are hurting

Nearly 12 months after the Federal Government's surprise decision to axe the popular Commercial Ready Grant Scheme, Nick McNaughton embarked on a mission - to plot the impact of its closure on Australian innovation. In his first report, McNaughton heads to the coal-face, seeking feedback from those most affected by the cut - technology developers and members of the early-stage investment community.

Australia’s vanishing clean coal opportunity

If we are to defend and improve our competitive standing as a first-tier global economy, Australia needs to invest heavily in the development of...

Australia's vanishing clean coal opportunity

If we are to defend and improve our competitive standing as a first-tier global economy, Australia needs to invest heavily in the development of...

Pete Thomond – Disruptive innovator

Pete Thomond spent the past four and a half years working out the secrets of successful innovation. The British academic and business consultant was co-manager of the "Disrupt-it" project, a €3 million European Commission co-sponsored programme of research and business tool development. Now he's spreading the word downunder, as a Research Fellow and innovation consultant at the Brisbane Graduate School of Business. At 29, he's young, but how many people do you know with a PhD in disruptive innovation?

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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