Australia has lost its place at the forefront of innovation.
Innovation is a key driver in creating long-term economic growth and resilience for a nation. It also brings unrivalled improvements in living standards for citizens, such as lengthening average life expectancy, creating jobs and opportunities, and raising wealth.
Translating knowledge into commercial technology improves human lives.
Australia has a rich history of research and development having developed and exported hugely successful inventions like WiFi, Cochlear implants and the flight recorder. But currently only 12 of the 2,500 global R&D leaders are Australian.