Government Funds Commitment to North

19 June 2015

The federal government has just announced their $1.2 billion White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. The government has pledged $75 million for a new Cooperative Research Centres on Developing Northern Australia. The CRC, which will be based in the north, will initially focus on agriculture, food and tropical health. “The Government had a choice whether…  Read More...

CRC Association early response to the CRC Programme Review

19 May 2015

The CRC Association represents all CRCs and a number of other members of the Australian research and development community. Individual members will form their own views on the merits of David Miles’ review, Growth through Innovation and Collaboration. On initial scanning, the CRC Association is generally very pleased with Mr Miles’ review and recommendations. We…  Read More...

Research and Industry showcase to push Australia’s science research dollar further

5 May 2015

Australia’s world-leading Cooperative Research Centres Programme will be celebrating 25 years of science impact and achievement at its annual conference in Canberra on 25 May. Federal cabinet ministers, CRC program leaders and policy experts will discuss the research challenges of the next 25 years in areas such as manufacturing, health, communications and the development of…  Read More...

The CRC Association Welcomes CSIRO’s New CEO

9 October 2014

The Cooperative Research Centres Association has welcomed the appointment of Dr. Larry Marshall as Chief Executive of the CSIRO. “The CSIRO is the single biggest research organisation involved in CRCs. It is a member of 14 of the 36 current CRCs and has been involved in 139 of the 209 CRCs since the Program’s inception…  Read More...

Another Winning PhD program from a Cooperative Research Centre

2 October 2014

The Cooperative Research Centres Association has welcomed the launch of the new Entrepreneurial PhD Program (ePhD) by the Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC. “Building the industries of the future requires skills beyond the deep research knowledge of a traditional PhD,” says CEO of the CRC Association, Dr. Tony Peacock. “It is brilliant to see another CRC…  Read More...

The Heart of Australian Research

22 August 2014

“There are approximately 4 billion people in the world who need optimum vision to maximise their opportunities and quality of life. Nine percent of the world’s population, 625 million people, are vision impaired or blind because they are living with uncorrected refractive error, which can be solved by having a local eye care practitioner that…  Read More...

Media Release: Align, Focus and Scale

14 August 2014

The CRC Association welcomes comments by Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia, delivered in last night’s speech, No Free Rides to the Future: Shoring up the Science to Sustain Us, at the University of New South Wales during the Jack Beale Lecture. Professor Chubb summed up his strategy for Australian science into four main…  Read More...

The fight for the talented and the well-trained

13 August 2014

Amongst reports of dropping demand for graduates, Cooperative Research Centres are still fighting to grab the best and brightest. One of the great outcomes of the Cooperative Research Centres is the talented, industry-ready graduates. CRCs fund approximately 5% of Australia’s PhDs. “CRCs fight to recruit the best students”, says CEO of the CRC Association, Dr.…  Read More...

Cooperative Research Centres “Not Butchered”

8 August 2014

On Wednesday night’s edition of The Business, presenter Ticky Fullerton questioned the Minister for Industry, The Hon. Ian Macfarlane, on “abolishing” the Cooperative Research Centres Program, or at least “butchering it”.  Thankfully this is not the situation. “CRCs are far from abolished” said CRC Association CEO Dr. Tony Peacock. “The recent budget cuts hurt, no…  Read More...

Media Release: Response to National Commission of Audit

1 May 2014

The Cooperative Research Centres Association is profoundly shocked by the Commission of Audit’s recommendation to abolish the CRC Program, rolling funds into the Australian Research Council’s Industry Linkage Program. “I can’t for a minute believe that Government will take on this recommendation” said Chairman of the CRC Association, the Hon Tony Staley AO. “Cooperative Research…  Read More...