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A simple measure of innovation
Innovation is a challenging term to define. One person’s innovation is another’s line extension.About the only thing that is c
11 October 2019 by Allen Roberts
 
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University Education - A New Model for a New Era
There are more than one million students enrolled in Australian Universities. The majority of these are undergraduate students chasing the dream of a better life. They have enrolled because they believe that if they graduate from University then meaningful employment will shortly follow. They believe this because it is an ingrained cultural narrative that if you go to University you will get a better job. The Problem Unfortunately, these students are following an outdated playbook, and they face an environment where: There are fewer ‘zero-experience’ entry level graduate roles than ever; and Employers increasingly do not care that they have a University degree. The consequence to the student is painful, and the cost to our economy is profound: these graduates are taking roles that someone without an expensive university education can easily fill. If this trend continues then a University education becomes less of a pathway to meaningful employment and more of a luxur
20 August 2019 by IdeaSpies
 
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AI and Cyber - the latest in a long line of much needed collaborations
For a few years, major R&D groups in tier-1 banking, academia, defence & intelligence (to name but a few), have cottoned o
4 August 2019 by IdeaSpies
 
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How can academics ensure their work has impact?
Commercialising and communicating academic research leads to more relevant research that improves lives and provides solutions to
22 July 2019 by IdeaSpies
 
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Innovation: 8 Steps to Success
The ability to be or remain innovative depends on the organisation’s willingness to continue supporting not just new ideas and products, but also processes. Continuous innovation requires constantly changing aspirations, expectations and behaviour. There will always be vested interests rejecting change outright or supporting it half-heartedly, even if those vested interests were successful innovators of the past who now feel threatened by new ideas. McKinsey’s “The Eight Essential Elements of Innovation” identified the following requirements for consistently successful innovation: 1. Aspiration: NASA’s success in developing entirely new products - the basis of much of the modern world in electronics, communications and digitization was the result of the bold aspiration set by President Kennedy in 1962, to “go to the moon in this decade”. In a corporate setting, however, the aspirational challenge must translate into departmental targets, if it is to change behavior. Whe
1 July 2019 by IdeaSpies
 
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Aussies Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
by: Melissa Raassina & Rebecca Morehouse In celebration of World Microbiome Day, we're discussing all things microbes and an
29 June 2019 by IdeaSpies
 
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