CRC Association Submission to the Review of Independent Medical Research Institutes

14 December 2014

Executive Summary The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association represents all of Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres as well as some Affiliate and Associate members. The CRC Programme is small in comparison to some other sources of medical research funding in Australia, but it is nevertheless an important source of funding. Currently there are eleven health and  Read More...

CRC Association Submission to Boosting Commercial Returns from Research

28 November 2014

Executive Summary The Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRC Association) welcomes the opportunity to provide some comments on the government’s discussion paper Boosting Commercial Returns from Research. We welcome and applaud the government’s determination and effort to improve commercial returns from research. In this submission we argue that the direct monetary benefits returns to research institutions,  Read More...

CRC Association Submission to the 2014 CRC Programme Review

12 November 2014

Executive Summary The Cooperative Research Centres programme is an Australian success story. The outcomes for the nation are out of all proportion to the size of the programme. While representing less than 1.6% of the Commonwealth innovation budget, the CRC programme drives a further $4 for each programme dollar (Figure 3). Moreover, that expenditure is  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...

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...