Cooperative Research Centres-Projects (CRC-Ps) are one of the most exciting developments in the Australian innovation system for a number of years. Each CRC-P can run for up to 3 years and get up to $1m per year from the Commonwealth Government through the CRC Programme.
CRCs are designed to bring together industry, public researchers, government and international collaboration to deliver practical and applied outcomes. Dr Tony Peacock, CEO of the CRC Association, will outline CRCs and CRC-Ps and his views on what it takes to get one.
Potential partners for future CRC bids (or for the proposed CRC for Developing Northern Australia) from industry (including professional service companies), research, and government are encouraged to attend this interactive seminar.
Morning tea will be provided following the seminar – attendees are encouraged to stay and network. In addition, potential applicants who would like feedback from Dr Peacock, are invited to bring a brief written pitch (1/2 to 1 page max) on an intended CRC or CRC-P application to leave with him.
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.