Since releasing this report, ISA has been renamed Industry Innovation and Science Australia.
About this report
Australia’s prosperity significantly rests on the global competitiveness of its business sector. Business competitiveness is driven by the rate and type of firm-level innovation. Australia’s business sector appears to be falling behind in the global innovation race, which is a concern for business leaders and policymakers.
Innovation and Science Australia (ISA)’s report to government explores opportunities to stimulate business investment in innovation. ISA is an independent statutory board comprising entrepreneurs, researchers and educators. This report draws on the board’s experience as well as quantitative and qualitative analyses with over 180 businesses.
- identifies current levels of business innovation investment
- highlights barriers and drivers to this investment
- provides insights into the role of research and development (R&D) and non-R&D innovation in our economy
- shows how businesses are growing through investment in innovation, beyond research and development
- outlines strategic recommendations to drive investment
- discusses case studies and examples of government and business-led initiatives.
Previous digital publication
We have simplified this publication to a PDF download only.
Access the previous digital publication of Stimulating business investment in innovation on the National Library of Australia Trove website archive.
Australian Business Investment in Innovation
AlphaBeta Advisors prepared a report to inform this advice.
This report provides a quantitative baseline for Australian business investment in innovation based on available data. It analyses trends, drivers and opportunities by sector and firm size. It also asks strategic questions of policymakers to accelerate investment.
Policy Directions to Increase Business Investment in Innovation
Nous Group prepared a report to inform this advice.
This report provides qualitative analysis and findings from workshops across the country. The workshops used human-centred design to understand the barriers and drivers to Australian businesses innovation investment.