Applicants shortlisted to deliver new industry-focused research

6 October 2018

Six applicants have been shortlisted to deliver new industry-focused research under the Coalition Government’s $731 million Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the CRC Program supports business-research engagement, fuelling Australian innovation and driving job creation.  Read More...

Round 19 Complete – four new CRCs with investment of $161 million

17 April 2018

Assistant Minister Senator Zed Seselja announced three new CRCs last week – Fighting Food Waste CRC; Future Fuels CRC and Digital Health CRC – completing Round 19 of the CRC Program. MinEx CRC was announced a fortnight earlier.  Read More...

New Mining CRC announced

3 April 2018

MinEx CRC, aimed at lifting Australia’s mineral discovery rate has received the go-ahead in the first of the Round 19 CRC announcements.Assistant Minister for Jobs, Science and Innovation, Zed Seselja made the announcement this morning with Resources Minister Matt Canavan. Senator Canavan addressed the National Press Club today.  Read More...

Collaborate | Innovate | 2018 registrations open

21 February 2018

Collaborate | Innovate | 2018 is now open for registration with a brilliant mix of interactive workshops with great facilitators, plenary talks from leading thinkers and practitioners, the DSTG-sponsored Business-Research Match-up and a great social program. Register quickly to join the business, academic and management participants in Australia’s premier innovation conference to be held 14-16 May at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney.  Read More...

$33 million for CRC Projects to tackle diverse industry problems

7 December 2017

Better barramundi breeding, disease resistant bananas, a portable brain scanner for early stroke detection and a process to turn waste plastics into spectacle frames are amongst 15 highly diverse industry-led projects to receive a $33 million investment from the Australian Government.  Read More...

Six of 10 CRC bids through to the second stage

20 October 2017

The 19th selection round for Cooperative Research Centres took a major step forward yesterday with the stage two shortlist announced. Eleven bids were lodged in July; one was excluded on compliance grounds, leaving 10 still in the running. The bids invited into stage two are.  Read More...

Bidders looking to the future

30 August 2017

The 19th selection round for Cooperative Research Centres is not yet at the shortlisting stage. But that is not stopping consortia from looking to the 20th selection round due in 2018 to look at some of the biggest issues facing the future of Australia.  Read More...

Traps for new players

9 August 2017

The CRC-Ps are proving extremely popular and the fourth funding round will close 29 August. In the first three rounds, a number of funding offers made by the Minister have not gone through to become a project. That’s very disappointing because it means millions of dollars of government support is delayed and not out there helping organisations to innovate.  Read More...

New test for viruses in horticultural seed

26 July 2017

Seed testing protocols established and verified by Plant Biosecurity CRC researchers are being proposed as the new international standard for the detection of viruses and viroids in seed, including Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV).  Read More...

Australian Innovators Recognised

31 May 2017

From remote pest identification, through to modulating cancer gene signals, the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Innovation were presented in Canberra last week at an awards ceremony in the Great Hall in Australian Parliament House.  Read More...