Jane O’Dwyer to lead CRC Association

Jane O’Dwyer will become the Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRC Association)

Thinking beyond the barriers to innovation

Two CRCs give their insights into wrapping up research programs with optimal impact.

Saving Australia’s oyster industry

The Future Oysters CRC-P is a case study for the success of short-term industry research collaboration, reports Matthew Brace.

A new legume brings hope to drought-affected cattle industry

A lifeline has arrived for northern Australia’s cattle farmers, who have endured almost a decade of drought, in the form of a new kind of legume.

Early career researcher Jess Moran

Early career researchers make a big impact

From bee breathalysers that detect disease to AI chatbots battling body image disorders, these early career researchers are thinking big.

Celebrating 30 years of CRC success

It’s 30 years since the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program was established. During this period, it has boosted productivity, grown the economy and created jobs.

Satellites and AI to help fight bushfires

Launched in September 2019, the SmartSat CRC is working towards the capability of tracking fire fronts in real time.

Digital Health: Better for you

Digital health, improved data integration and innovative manufacturing are making Australians healthier.

3D tech solution keeps trains moving

“Not only does Dwell Track have the potential to reduce travel time and delays for passengers, it could also increase the number of passengers served on the train network,” says Larry Jordan, Research Director at RMCRC.

Packaging up a perfect PhD in food waste

Researcher Ruby Chan joined the Fight Food Waste CRC as a PhD student through RMIT and she is already exploring innovative ways to use packaging more effectively to prevent waste.

Adapting to angry summers: Australian Bushfires

From her bush block in the Blue Mountains, Bianca Nogrady considers how researchers will tackle the ‘new normal’ for severe bushfire weather.

Blue light helps the body clock tick

Flooding the night with light affects the human production of melatonin – a hormone that helps regulate sleep.

Rostering for better health and productivity

Shift work and irregular rostered hours can worsen workers’ health, safety and productivity.

Future-proofing our soils

New research from the Soil CRC is showing how we can naturally care for the fragile soils of Australia, the mainstay for our food, biodiversity and water future.

Towards diverse boards: Pathways to directorship

Increased diversity in the boardroom is critical to innovation, says CRC Association CEO Tony Peacock.

Transforming manufacturing: Industry 4.0

Embracing deep tech is transforming Australia’s manufacturing sector, which has faced big challenges, and opportunities, as globalisation impacts supply chains, competition ramps up internationally, and consumer markets expand and demand new, innovative products.

Cloud software to improve mining efficiency

Cloud-based software lets mining engineers improve mining efficiency in mining processes, then compare different scenarios across different time frames.

All together now: Building better, diverse teams

Diversity ensures better research, better business and better societies, reports Claire Harris.

The future of battery power

Peak-proof renewable energy, advanced manufacturing growth and a long-lasting phone charge have one thing in common: innovation in battery power. The CRC for Future Battery Industries (FBICRC) and the CRC-P for Advanced Hybrid Batteries are charging up to take Australia’s homegrown industry to the next level.