Transforming Australia’s economy requires a highly skilled workforce for future prosperity

1 September 2022

The national body for industry-research collaboration, Cooperative Research Australia (CRA), welcomes the Australian Government initiative on Jobs and Skills and the opportunity to contribute to the Jobs and Skills Summit via our participation at the Ministerial Science and Commercialisation roundtable on 17 August 2022 in Sydney and the White Paper. “Transforming Australia’s economy to one  Read More...

Cooperative Research Australia welcomes new Ministry  

1 June 2022

The national body for industry-research collaboration, Cooperative Research Australia (CRA) congratulates and welcomes the new Albanese Ministry.   “We look forward to working with the Prime Minister and his new ministers to advance Australia’s capacity for industry-research collaboration to benefit our economy and all Australians,” said Cooperative Research Australia CEO Jane O’Dwyer. CRA welcomed the appointment  Read More...

Cooperative Research Australia congratulates Albanese Government and new Parliament

23 May 2022

The national body for industry-research collaboration, Cooperative Research Australia (CRA), congratulated Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his team on winning government on Saturday.  CRA also congratulated newly elected parliamentarians. “We look forward to working with the Albanese government to advance Australia’s capacity for industry-research collaboration to benefit our economy, society and environment,” said CEO Jane  Read More...

Newest CRC focussed on building a more resilient and sustainable Murray-Darling Basin

19 May 2022

Cooperative Research Australia has welcomed the announcement today that One Basin Cooperative Research Centre has been confirmed as the third Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) as part of Round 23 of the CRC Program.  Minister for Science and Technology, the Hon Melissa Price MP announced that One Basin CRC would receive $50 million in Australian Government  Read More...

New CRC to Accelerate Australia’s Sovereign Manufacturing Industry

11 May 2022

Cooperative Research Australia has welcomed the announcement today that The Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC) has been confirmed as the second Cooperative Research Centre to receive funding under Round 23 of the CRC Program.  Minister for Science and Technology, the Hon Melissa Price MP, and Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions  Read More...

Newest CRC to tackle existential threat of antimicrobial resistance

6 May 2022

Cooperative Research Australia has welcomed the announcement today that the Cooperative Research Centre for Solving Antimicrobial Resistance in Agribusiness, Food and Environments (CRC SAAFE) has been confirmed as the newest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) in the first of the Round 23 CRCs announced.  Read More...

Oral Health CRC wins CRA Enduring Industry-Research Collaboration Award for legacy products reaping billion dollar global sales

31 March 2022

University of Melbourne’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre (2010-2018) and commercial partners Mondelez International, GC Corporation and CSL Limited have taken out Cooperative Research Australia’s Award for Enduring Industry-Research Collaboration at its Innovation Awards at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday night (March 31). Oral Health CRC, led by Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds AO, has been  Read More...

Cancer Therapeutics CRC/Canthera Discovery next generation drugs land CRA Award for Research Commercialisation

31 March 2022

Cancer Therapeutics Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and its successor research and commercialisation entity Canthera Discovery have taken out the Cooperative Research Australia (CRA) Award for Research Commercialisation at its Innovation Awards ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday night (March 31). Cancer Therapeutics CRC ran for 13 years (2007-2020) and has been one of  Read More...

RMIT research commercialisation trailblazer Professor Calum Drummond awarded CRA Lifetime Achievement Award

31 March 2022

Professor Calum Drummond, RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Industry-Research Collaboration by Cooperative Research Australia (CRA) at its Excellence in Innovation Awards at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday night (March 31). The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises Professor Drummond’s remarkable 35-year professional career advancing industry-research  Read More...

Hearing researcher and audiologist  Professor Bob Cowan awarded Cooperative Research Australia Lifetime Achievement Award

31 March 2022

World-renowned hearing expert Professor Bob Cowan has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Industry-Research Collaboration by Cooperative Research Australia (CRA) at its Excellence in Innovation Awards at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday night (March 31). Professor Cowan, a University of Melbourne Professorial Research Fellow and Managing Director of HEARnet Clinical Studies, led the  Read More...