China’s ‘innovation machine’: how it works, how it’s changing and why it matters

China has had the world’s fastest growing economy since the 1980s. A key driver of this extraordinary growth has been the country’s pragmatic system of innovation, which balances government steering and market-oriented entrepreneurs. Right now, this system is undergoing changes which may have profound implications for the global economic and political order.

Dutton announces Australia will build three prototype robot submarines

Anduril Australia, the Royal Australian Navy and Defence Science and the Technology Group will design, develop and manufacture three prototype Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (XLAUVs) over the next three years. According to an announcement by defence minister Peter Dutton on Thursday, Defence and Anduril Australia would co-fund the program, working to an “ambitious build…

Why you should be thinking about customer retention – not just acquisition

ADVERTISING FEATURE. By PIER Marketing It goes without saying that customer acquisition is an essential aspect of any business’s marketing strategy. But customer retention — the art of holding onto the customers you already have — is equally important. In fact, depending on where your business is at in its journey, customer retention might even be more important than acquisition.…