Cooperative Research Australia on the National Reconstruction Fund   

8 February 2023

Cooperative Research Australia (CRA), the voice of industry-research collaboration, has published its Submission to the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) Consultation Paper, calling for the NRF to drive industrial transformation by harnessing Australia’s research capacity.   The National Reconstruction Fund provides a crucial financing vehicle to specifically drive investment in projects that will build prosperity across the  Read More...

Cooperative Research Australia: Seizing the opportunity to position innovation at the forefront of policy to address national challenges    

31 January 2023

Media Release  Cooperative Research Australia (CRA), the voice of industry-research collaboration, has published its 2023-24 Pre-Budget Submission, urging the Federal Government to drive economic recovery through innovation and collaboration, to build on proven successful programs for industry-led research collaboration and to invest in an industry-ready, innovative workforce.  “Australia is in a privileged position to take on  Read More...

Budget charts way forward for industry-research collaboration  

25 October 2022

Cooperative Research Australia has welcomed the Albanese Government’s commitment across portfolios in its first Budget to the translation of research, and collaboration between industry and research institutions for the benefit of all Australians.  “The commitment to the utilisation of science and research is noticeable for announcements across portfolios, from Industry, Science and Resources, and Education,  Read More...

Cooperative Research Australia on the 2022 List of Critical Technologies in the National Interest

13 October 2022

Cooperative Research Australia (CRA), the voice of collaboration between industry and publicly  research, welcomed the opportunity to participate in the 2022 List of Critical Technologies in the National Interest (the List) consultation process.      CRA commends the Australian Government on its commitment to science and innovation and appreciates the effort to identify critical and emerging technologies needed to provide the country with a clear competitive advantage, accelerate  Read More...

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...