Most developed countries are using R&D grants to encourage economic growth, but companies need reforms to include knowledge-based capital development, according to a new OECD report.
Over 80 developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs gathered in Sydney for a 48-hour hackathon last weekend to launch apps for charities and care organisations.
Jason Sew Hoy, the chief operations officer for 99designs, reveals the best way to encourage designers to create the kind of results you’re after.
Android app development continues to power ahead of Apple’s iOS, according to figures released by Freelancer.com.
Remember how, in the 1970s, state governments and planners promised us that freeways were the solution to traffic jams? Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk says he has a new solution to our traffic woes.
There might be some novelty value in using NFC on a marketing display, but is it effective? In one particular case, the answer is no.
Jack Tramiel was a Holocaust survivor, refugee and – later – a US Army engineer. Here is the secret to how a pioneering tech entrepreneur managed to grow a typewriter repair shop into the world’s largest desktop computer company.
Here are five unconventional ways to spark innovation fast. Plus the murky world of computer crime and the lasting appeal of barber shops.
The key to a great creative idea? Well, Lego can often be a good starting point to unlock potential.
Senator Kim Carr has been returned to his old industry and innovation portfolios in Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s cabinet reshuffle, as entrepreneurs ask for firm commitments from the government to the start-up sector.
Kevin Rudd’s new cabinet, to be sworn in on Monday, could return innovation to the centre of government and form a key election pitch as loyal supporters of the new prime minister return to the frontbench.
Stay dry and keep groovin' in these loud and funky gumboots.
Software-as-a-service start-up Productify is set to move into public beta next week, after lining up major retailers and suppliers in the pharmaceutical, homewares and hospitality apparel industries.
As loyal Taskmaster readers will know by now, Friday, May 3, is Capitalism Appreciation Day. Old Taskmaster says it’s the ideal occasion to help the poor.
The Australian Research and Development Tax Incentive scheme provides a tax offset to eligible companies engaged in R&D activities. Here are some key details you should be aware of.
Creativity is important in any business. However, it’s essential for you to treat innovation as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.
Mining magnate Clive Palmer is at it again, with an attempt to relaunch the United Australia Party. Thankfully, at least some of his current projects are successful – here are three examples.
There are a number of criteria the government needs you to meet before you can claim an R&D tax credit. Here are some of the main ones you’ll need to look at.
It’s no fluke that successful entrepreneurs are outgoing, confident and self-disciplined. Research suggests a number of key personality traits are needed to succeed in business.
As you may have noticed, StartupSmart has had something of a makeover. But beyond the cleaner, more striking design, there are plenty of fantastic new features for budding start-ups to get their teeth into. Here’s a look at what’s changed.