Free Seminar: A competitive CRC bid – what does it take?
Cooperative Research Centres-Projects (CRC-Ps) are one of the most exciting developments in the Australian innovation system for a number of years. They are designed to bring together industry and public researchers to deliver practical and applied outcomes. Each CRC-P can run for up to 3 years and up to $1m per year from the Commonwealth Government through the CRC Programme.
Dr Tony Peacock, CEO of the CRC Association, will outline CRCs and CRC-Ps and his views on what it takes to get one. Both academics and company managers are encouraged to attend this interactive seminar.
Following the seminar, up to 5 potential applicants will be able to provide a brief pitch on an intended CRC or CRC-P application and receive feedback.
About the speaker
Dr Tony Peacock
Dr Tony Peacock is the Chief Executive of the Cooperative Research Centres Association. With more than two decades as CEO of industry research organisations, Tony is an expert on collaboration between industry and academia.
Tony is a passionate advocate for applied research and was the 2010 winner of the Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting the Public Understanding of Science. He has a high media profile with regular spots on ABC Radio speaking on innovation.
He has served on the Board of a number of start-up biotechnology companies and environmental groups, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. He was a 2014 Monash University Churchill Fellow, investigating how business and universities around the world work together to create innovation.