[ASC-media] Cooperative Research Centres “Not Butchered”, Just Shaved
jordan.gardner at crca.asn.au
Thu Aug 7 20:08:25 PDT 2014
Wednesday night’s edition of The
Business, presenter Ticky Fullerton questioned the Minister for Industry,
The Hon. Ian Macfarlane, on “abolishing” the Cooperative Research Centres
Program, or at least “butchering it”.
Thankfully this is not the situation.
far from abolished” said CRC Association CEO Dr. Tony Peacock.
budget cuts hurt, no doubt about it. But we have 36 CRCs working flat out, and
a pipeline of new ones in development”.
Macfarlane gave an example of Boeing's advanced manufacturing earlier in the
interview. The CRC for Advanced Composites Structures (CRC-ACS) were integral to that development and
they are now working with Airbus on “welding” of composites. Past reviews and
studies have continuously demonstrated the extraordinary value of CRCs to
said the CRC Association couldn’t agree more with Minister Macfarlane when he
says “collaboration is key”.
aren’t afraid of finding even better ways of maximising the collaboration
between industry and public researchers. We have an outstanding track record
but if we can identify improved pathways in the coming review, we’ll embrace
will spend five weeks early in 2015 looking at world’s best practice in
university–business relationships, with the support of the Monash University
Jordan Gardner, CRC Association, Phone 02 6273 1124 Mobile 0432 926 823
jordan.gardner at crca.asn.au.
CRC Association, Communications and Marketing Officer
www.crca.asn.au | jordan.gardner at crca.asn.au | 02 6273 1124 | @crcassoc
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