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Investors

Equity and early stage finance is crucial for commercialising new ideas and encouraging new startups. However, in Australia equity finance success rates are considerably lower than those for debt finance. The National Innovation and Science Agenda is providing incentives to encourage more investment in innovative startups. 

Stats and facts

Visit the Office of the Chief Economist website for high quality economic analysis across industry, innovation, resources, energy and evaluation.

View the National Innovation Map for information on the location of innovation activities and business creation across Australia over time.

Use the Industry Monitor to interact with and learn about Australian industry data.

Read the Australian Innovation System annual series to learn more about the impact of innovation on business, industry and national performance. 

Read the Australian Industry Report for an overview of the major economic factors affecting our industries.

Other government assistance

Visit business.gov.au to find out more on investment programmes such as the Venture Capital Limited Partnership programme.

Visit Source IP an online tool developed by IP Australia that connects business with Australian public sector research organisations.