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...

CRC Association Submission to the Agricultural Competitiveness Issues Paper

28 April 2014

Executive Summary The Cooperative Research Centres Association submits that: Research, development and engagement (RD&E) are absolutely vital to the competitiveness of Australia’s agricultural industries and should be priorities accordingly; There is a worrying downwards trend in Australian agricultural RD&E; Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) have made and continue to make an important contribution to Australian agriculture…  Read More...

CRC Association Pre-Budget Submission 2014 – 2015

30 January 2014

Executive Summary The Cooperative Research Centres Program is an integral feature of the national innovation system that makes a major contribution to industry led research, facing up to major challenges requiring a mid to long term research program, and to training researchers with skills and interest in industry based research. However, Commonwealth funding support for…  Read More...

CRC Association submission on Assessing the wider benefits arising from university-based research: Discussion paper

15 August 2013

The CRC Association submitted a response to a discussion paper titled, Assessing the wider benefits arising from university based research. This discussion paper was co-released by the former DIICCSRTE and the ARC. Download CRCA response to Discussion Paper  Read More...

Submission to the Green Paper to inform development of a National Food Plan

3 October 2012

The purpose of this submission is to recommend that the Australian Government’s successful and enduring Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) model is an appropriate economy-wide institutional form for initiating, managing and delivering collaborative research under the National Food Plan. This submission: Examines the implied strategic approach for Australian Government future investment in innovation, research and delivery…  Read More...

Submission to the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia

30 March 2012

CRC Association submission to the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia chaired by 2011 Australian of the Year Simon McKeon. Currently, there are 11 Cooperative Research Centres active in the health/medical sector, being the CRC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health; CRC for Asthma and Airways; CRC for Biomarker Translation; CRC…  Read More...

CRC Association Pre-Budget Submission 2012 – 2013

31 October 2011

The CRC Association is proposing a whole‐of‐government approach to cooperative research, with a much needed update of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program. Through this update the CRC Association is seeking to help build national capacity to improve productivity through enhanced innovation. The update involves positive design improvements to the CRC Program with an additional…  Read More...

Submission on behalf of CRCs to National Science Communication Strategy (NSCS)

14 August 2009

Submission on behalf of CRCs to National Science Communication Strategy (NSCS) Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) bring industry and researchers together to generate useful outcomes with positive social and economic impacts. There are currently 48 CRCs operating in six broad CRC sectors including: manufacturing technology; information and communication technology; mining and energy; agriculture and rural-based manufacturing;…  Read More...

Response to the ‘Collaborating to a purpose’ O’Kane report

31 August 2008

Introduction This document has been submitted by the CRC Association (CRCA) on behalf of all CRCs. The CRCA has 58 members, comprising all 49 current CRCs, plus the 9 “CRCs” that reached the end of their contracts with the Commonwealth on 30 June 2009 however are still operational as they conclude their wind-up phase. The…  Read More...

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee inquiry into the effects of climate change on training and employment needs

29 August 2008

1. INTRODUCTION The Cooperative Research Centres Association Inc. (CRCA) welcomes the inquiry of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations into the effects of climate change on training and employment needs. Through 18 years experience in collaborative research, focused on issues of national importance and driven by the needs of the industry…  Read More...