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Startups and entrepreneurs

Did you know that startups and entrepreneurs are a large contributor to new jobs and innovation in Australia? In fact, startups created 1.44 million jobs in our economy between 2006 and 2011. The National Innovation and Science Agenda is helping innovators to get funding to back their ideas and have a go.

Stats and facts

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

View 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 analysis of the major economic factors affecting our industries.

Other government assistance

Visit to find out what you need to do to start a business and download the free business planning tools, checklists and apps.

Visit to find out more about employing and sponsoring overseas workers.

Visit the IP Australia website to learn more about protecting and managing your intellectual property.

Use the Source IP online tool  to get easy access to public sector research, innovation and technology.

Visit or to access openly available non-sensitive public data.

Visit the Data61 website for more information about Data61.