Piivot wants to help inform the national debate by gathering and sharing important information, news and the leading thinking on innovation and entrepreneurship. Our partners are the content makers, creators and leaders in the digital economy. Piivot is a platform to showcase that leadership.

Here are a few recent reports and think pieces that are stimulating debate and policy making.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2015

Uncover the Tech Fast Trends for Australia's fastest growing technology companies in 2015 and the top 50 fastest growing public or private technology companies in Australia based on percentage revenue growth. Discover Australia's successful startups in 2015. 

The Importance of Startups in Job Creation and Job Destruction

Without startups there would be no net job growth in the economy. The Kauffman Foundation has reported on the vital role startups play in the economy and how startups influence job creation. 

#StartupAus - scaling up our growth opportunities

Startup Aus published the Business Roundtable - outcomes paper looking at why Australia's big business economy is working to create a thriving startup environment. 

Australia's first #PolicyHack

The Australian Government held the first Policy Hackathon to help design mechanisms to boost Australia's innovation and startup ecosystem. The #PolicyHack Outcomes Report expands on leading ideas to help guide policymakers in building an economy for the future.

Boosting High Impact Entrepreneurship in Australia

The Office of the Chief Scientist Australia has released a report on boosting high impact entrepreneurship in Australia - a role for Universities. To boost the impact, Australia can learn from countires with successful entrepreneurial cultures and create vibrant university sectors that encourage entrepreneurship. Piivot and UTS have been highlighted as examples of what Australian Universities are involved with.

Innovation Policy Report

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science have reported on Innovation Policy in Australia. In this report, the Australian Government outline the strategic policy initiatives and new developments such as the Policy Hackathon, Entrepreneurs’ Programme Grants and Australia’s global ranking in the startup ecosystem.

Waterloo: the David VS Goliath of Startup Ecosystems

The Compass Report presents the first Ecosystem Lifecycle model plus lessons that apply to startups and ecosystem leaders worldwide.

Australia is at a crossroads

Australia is at a crossroads. We have an unprecedented opportunity to transition from an economy based on resources, primary industries and domestically focused businesses to one based on high-growth, knowledge-intensive businesses that can compete globally in an increasingly technology-driven world. Check out this insightful StartupAUS report.

NSW Government Digital Economy Industry Action Plan

Industry action plan by the NSW Digital Economy Industry Taskforce on achieving digital leadership. For NSW to become a force of innovation and culture by building digital skills, connecting regional communities, improving finance and investment channels and growing Sydneys digital precinct as the epicentre of NSW’s digital culture.

The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015

Compass have reported on the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking in 2015 outing the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world. Check out where Sydney is ranked and what the rankings are based on.

AIIA – smart ICT

Infographic on where Australia is positioned in relation to the rest of the world in ICT and internet economic measures. Australian Information Industry Association suggests that Australia is entering a critical phase where ICT can be harnessed for productivity, growth and expansion.

Thought leadership

Digital skills use what is described as “computational and design thinking”, the ability to understand how digital technology can be used to do new and innovative things. The AIIA’s vision is to ensure Australia’s long term economic competitiveness by exposing all Australian Primary and Secondary school students to basic computer science and digital technology and develop a national level of digital literacy.