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Appendix A: Australian business investment in innovation: levels, trends and drivers—the AlphaBeta report

Australian business investment in innovation: levels, trends, and drivers forms part of ISA's advice to government on opportunities to increase business investment in innovation.

This report was prepared by AlphaBeta advisors on behalf of ISA and its quantitative analysis and findings form part of the input into ISA’s overarching report outlining key strategic recommendations to increase business investment in innovation.

The AlphaBeta report provides a baseline for Australian business investment in innovation (based on the available data sources) and analyses the key trends, drivers, and the opportunities by sector and firm size.

The report analyses a range of data sources and brings Australia’s innovation challenges into greater focus, asking the following three strategic questions:

  • Should policy makers rebalance support for R&D and non-R&D business investment in innovation?
  • Should policy focus on growing our activity in the most R&D-intensive sectors, namely manufacturing and IMT, or in other sectors, and if so which ones?
  • Should the innovation policy mix be customised based on firm characteristics, capability, and strategy?

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Appendix B: Policy directions to increase business investment in innovation—the Nous report

Policy directions to increase business investment in innovation forms part of ISA’s advice to government on opportunities to increase business investment in innovation.

This report was prepared by Nous Group on behalf of ISA. Its qualitative analysis and findings, based on engagement with businesses, form part of the input into ISA’s overarching report outlining key strategic recommendations to increase business investment in innovation.

The Nous report was based on findings from workshops held across the country. The workshops adopted a human-centred design approach, involved businesses and sought to understand how Australian businesses in 2019 make decisions about investment in innovation.

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