“Australians need to foster greater encouragement of taking risks and there needs to be something to start people breaking out and launching companies. These are all risky activities but after a long and prosperous period of continuous growth, the country is becoming complacent.”
Australia currently ranks 81st in the world in innovation efficiency – the return gained on investment in scientific research.
CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall. Photo: Supplied
“If that was a team sport ranking we would be outraged,” Dr Marshall said. “We’re an incredibly inventive nation and we are capable of doing so much better.”
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