Innovation Review – Green Paper – Cutler September 2008

We have known for several generations that innovation pre-eminently determines our prosperity. Yet innovation only began its prominence as a focus for Australian policy making in the 1980s. In addition to comprehensive policies to wean Australian industry off ad hoc production subsidies and trade protection, the Australian Government developed a range of policies to assist […]

Innovation Review – Smart Internet CRC Submission – April 2008

The Federal Government has decided to review the National Innovation System in operation in Australia in respect of its coherence and effectiveness of Government support for innovation. As part of this review the Committee appointed has been asked to include an assessment of the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of the Cooperative Research Centres (“CRC”) Programme. […]

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Economic Impact of CRC (The Cooperative Research Centre) Insight DEST 2006

CRC (The Cooperative Research Centres) Programme was established in 1990 to improve the effectiveness of Australia’s research and development effort. It links researchers with industry to focus R&D efforts on progress towards utilisation and commercialisation. Since the commencement of the CRC Programme, there have been nine CRC selection rounds, resulting in the establishment of 158 […]