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Australia 2040 Forum

Next year is the 25th Anniversary of the Cooperative Research Centres Program. To celebrate this milestone, the Cooperative Research Centres Association is holding our annual conference in Canberra on 25-27 May 2015.

We are excited to announce Dr. Megan Clark AC, currently CSIRO Chief Executive, will deliver the Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and Society at the welcome function at the Australian War Memorial on 25th May.

The Australia 2040 Forum will be held on 26 May in Australian Parliament House. We will look back 25 years over the achievements of Cooperative Research Centres and 25 years into the future, examining the challenges and opportunities for Australia in the next quarter century. A showcase of CRC achievements and the Excellence in Innovation Awards will be held in the Great Hall that evening. A series of important workshops will be held on the 27th.

If you are interested in supporting the conference contact for sponsorship opportunities.

Mark 25-27 May in your diaries now!

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One Health CRC Proposal

A proposal for a One Health Cooperative Research Centre
Professor Martyn Jeggo, Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease, Deakin Medical School and Lee Astheimer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Deakin University.
The risk from new and emerging infectious disease continues to rise globally, regionally and nationally. Whilst there are many reasons behind this, it is now clear that over 70% of new diseases in humans arise from animals and in many cases following a path from wildlife, to livestock and then to humans. It has been recognized that in order to most effectively understand these disease emergence pathways, and to develop effective mitigation strategies, it is necessary to take a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial approach that includes wildlife ecologists, animal health experts and the medical profession. These new collaborations have coalesced under a “One Health” umbrella and taking a One Health approach has already delivered outcomes that could not have been achieved previously. 

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Young and Well CRC wins LiFE Award

The Young and Well CRC recently won a LiFE Award for excellence in suicide prevention. The annual LiFE Awards recognise excellence in suicide prevention across eight different categories, with the Young and Well CRC acknowledged for influence in the Public Sector.  

Young and Well CRC CEO, Associate Professor Jane Burns, had the following to say: 

“I am so proud of the impact that Young and Well CRC’s research is achieving, particularly in raising community awareness about suicide prevention. Our sustained efforts, together with our partners, are delivering a sharper focus on translational research that is readily transferred into practise and policy. Research of this nature provides the cornerstone for redoubled efforts for the prevention of suicide. For that reason, we are delighted to see this work recognised as part of the 2014 Annual LiFE Awards.”
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How CRCs can access Horizon 2020

As we have previously written, Horizon 2020 – the European Union’s massive research and innovation program – presents a range of excellent opportunities for CRCs to deliver on their mission.

However, being a foreign program, Australian actors can find it difficult to comprehend and even more difficult to access.

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Dr Rado Faletič
Director, Projects & Communications
Montroix Pty Ltd

Australian Innovation Challenge

Get your entries in now! Applications close 11 August for the $65,000 Australian Innovation Challenge, honouring excellence in fields from minerals and energy to ICT and community services.
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NASDAQ OMX Rated as Best Market Surveillance Provider

NASDAQ OMX was ranked the best market surveillance provider in 2014 by Waters Technology. NASDAQ’s SMARTS technology was developed by the Capital Market CRC.

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Managing a CRC Bid: Part 5

If you would like to take part in managing a CRC Bid: Part 5, the webinar will be held on 14th August at 2pm EST. The speaker will be Tony Peacock, CEO CRC Association. He will be covering “Defining and refining the challenges facing a CRC".

If you would like to take part in this free webinar email

World First Global Collaboration in Wound Healing

An international collaboration reaching across the world will link two national wound healing initiatives, enhancing the capabilities of both, driving innovation in the wound arena for the benefit of those suffering with acute and chronic wounds.
The Wound Management Innovation CRC, Australia, and the Welsh Wound Innovation Initiative, UK, have entered into an international collaboration agreement to leverage their respective strengths in both scientific and clinical research and also education, through an International Wound Management Research Collaboration (IWMRC).

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