Making Science Useful – The Key to Australia’s Future, released on 8 November 2006, highlights ongoing achievements delivered for the benefit of Australia, from a number of Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) in the CRC Programme. The projects were all entries for the Awards for Excellence in Innovation, given at the CRC Association’s Annual Conference in Brisbane, in May 2006. There were four winning entries, including two focused on Education.
These projects show how CRCs are helping to deliver innovation for Australia by bringing together researchers with the users of the research, to ensure that the research is well focused and taken up and used.
The value of CRC trained post-graduate students has also been recognised with the inclusion of stories about the work of the eight finalists who took part in a Conference session ‘Showcasing CRC Post-graduate students’ sponsored by CSIRO.