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 commitment of $250 million over five years. The additional commitment will be about half of 1% of the expected $50 billion that the Australian Government will invest in innovation over this period.
Managing Director, The Orion Partnership
Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane City Council
Major Gen Mick Slater DSC AM CSC
Chairman, Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Professor Alan Robson AM
Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia