Higher Education Research Commercialisation IP Framework

25 October 2021

Cooperative Research Australia (CRA) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Higher Education Research Commercialisation IP Framework. Cooperative Research Australia commends the government for taking the initiative to reform IP agreements to incentivise and increase collaboration between businesses and universities through commercialisation. IP negotiations can be an area of significantimpedance for collaboration and  Read More...

Senate Inquiry into the Australian Manufacturing Industry

20 September 2021

The CRC Association was delighted to make a submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the Australian Manufacturing Industry. This submission proposes two key policy initiatives to transform the Australian manufacturing industry through greater investment in research and development and collaboration with industry. Recommendation 1: tap into Australia’s latent potential by scaling up collaborativeresearch through the  Read More...

University Research Commercialisation Consultation Paper Submission

12 April 2021

The CRC Association has made a submission to the government’s paper on University Research Commercialisation on behalf of our members. Our submission is focused on CRCs in the wider innovation ecosystem and their ongoing impact; the culture of industry-academia research in Australia; a proposal for an industrial PhD Program to facilitate a cultural change; and lessons  Read More...

2017-2018 Pre-budget Submission

8 February 2017

The CRC Association submits that the total resources to the CRC Programme should be lifted to $200 million in the 2017-2018 Budget (from the current $160 million) and maintained in real terms over the forward estimates. The total cost over the next three years is $108 million. This would partially restore the CRC Programme budget and enable the programme to continue to deliver for Australia.  Read More...

2017-2018 Pre-budget Submission

19 January 2017

The CRC Association submits that the total resources to the CRC Programme should be lifted to $200 million in the 2017-2018 Budget (from the current $160 million) and maintained in real terms over the forward estimates. The total cost over the next three years is $108 million. This would partially restore the CRC Programme budget and enable the programme to continue to deliver for Australia.  Read More...

ARC Engagement and Impact Consultation Paper: Response

28 June 2016

The Cooperative Research Centres Association is extremely supportive of an Engagement and Impact Measure being adopted to stand beside the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) measure. The quality of Australian research is obviously of critical importance, but we believe the current ERA system tends to push universities and individual researchers to an over emphasis on international journal publication and an under emphasis on the use of their findings to make a difference in the world.  Read More...

Comments on the Discussion Paper (March 2016) on the Control Tool and Technology Development Grants Programme

1 April 2016

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association welcomes the invitation to comment on the discussion paper informing the development of the Control Tool and Technology Development Grants Programme. The CRC Association respectfully submits that the grants programme as described in the discussion paper is unlikely to deliver a significant impact on established pests and weeds in Australia.  Read More...

2016 – 2017 Pre-budget submission

5 February 2016

The Australian Government has committed to putting science at the heart of industry policy. The National Industry and Science Agenda sets out a roadmap for this ambition. The Cooperative Research Centres Programme is a significant part of achieving the Governments’ ambitious innovation agenda. Successive reviews and studies have demonstrated the impact of the CRC Programme, including its positive impact on Australia’s Gross Domestic Product.  Read More...

CRC Association submission: Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements

18 September 2015

Executive Summary Researchers are encouraged to seek funds from Category 1 over Category 4 by their university. In some cases, the university will encourage that Category 1 funders do not put funding through a CRC because the return to the university drops as the money then becomes Category 4. This is anti-collaborative behaviour — the  Read More...

CRC Association Submission to the ACOLA Review of Australia’s Research Training System

3 September 2015

Executive Summary The Cooperative Research Centres Association represents all of Australia’s CRCs as well as a number of other Affiliate and Associate members. Since the start of the CRC Program in 1991, one of the few common features of all of the more than 200 CRCs, has been a postgraduate training program. We believe CRCs  Read More...