Key reports & roadmaps

Finding reliable information about innovation can be challenging. 
Here we compile the key reports that have underpinned innovation in Australia and internationally.
If you know of any key reports that are missing from our list, please contact us.

Australian innovation reports

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2024
Australian IP Report 2024
Manufacturing Insights Report 2024

This year’s report from CommBank looks at the macro-economic challenges facing manufacturers and responses to tackle these challenges via productivity improvements, technology adaption, sustainability and renewable initiatives.

Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review (Feb 2024)
Startup Muster – 2023 Report
Industry Innovation and Science Australia annual report 2022–23
Barriers to collaboration and commercialisation – Nov 2023

Industry Innovation and Science Australia

NSW Decarbonisation Innovation 2023 Study
Survey of Commercialisation Outcomes from Public Research (SCOPR): 2022 Data
Improving Innovation Indicators

Better data to track innovation in Australia

National Science and Research Priorities – 2023
KCA Remuneration Survey 2023


National Robotics Strategy (May 2024)
National Battery Strategy (May 2024)
Australia’s Critical Minerals List and Strategic Materials List – Dec 2023
Critical Minerals Strategy 2023-2030
Productivity Commission 5yr Inquiry into Innovation

International innovation reports

OECD reports

Key innovation publications, data and indicators

Global Innovation Index 2023 report
European Innovation Scoreboard
Canadian Innovation Corporation Blueprint – 2023
AUTM – driving the innovation economy – Academic technology transfer in numbers 2022
Explained: What is the Global Innovation Index?

Video: A brief introduction to WIPO’s Global Innovation Index (GII).

US CHIPS and Science Act – $52bn Innovation funding 2022
UK Innovation Review 2022
Canadian Culture of Innovation Index 2021

Life sciences

MTP Connect Reports (multiple)

Multitude of industry relevant reports in the LifeSciences sector.

Aust Govt Advanced Therapeutics Report 2023
AusBiotech Australian Biotechnology Industry Snapshot 2022
Ausbiotech Biotechnology Blueprint – decadal strategy 2022-32
A Survey of Workforce Skills and Capacity in the Medical Technology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Digital Health (MTP) Sector