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Round 18 update and new Minister

The CRC Association would like to congratulate the Hon Greg Hunt MP on his recent appointment as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. We look forward to working with Mr Hunt and his office in the future. We would also like to acknowledge the work of the Hon Christopher Pyne while in the industry portfolio over the past ten months. Mr Pyne has now been appointed Minister for Defence Industry. We expect to continue to interact with Minister Pyne.

"Greg Hunt is no stranger to CRCs," said the CEO of the CRC Association, Dr Tony Peacock.

"I've met with Minister Hunt on numerous occasions and he has spoken at various CRC events. We look forward to working with him. I also want to acknowledge the staff of Minster Pyne's office, who were a pleasure to work with".

The CRC Association expects that the shortlist for Stage 2 of CRC applications will be announced soon. Stage 2 shortlisted bids are invited to put forward a business case.

Round two of CRC-P bids are expected to open in August but the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science have not yet released an exact date.
CRC Research Finds Massive Diabetic Foot
Disease Costs

Peter Lazzarini, Senior Research Fellow with Wound CRC participants Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Health, said the importance of early prevention of diabetic foot disease was never more important than in this year’s National Diabetes Week (10-16 July). The research has been broadcast widely through Channel 9 News and other national media as the focus of Diabetes Week 2016 is diabetes related amputations.

Mr Lazzarini, also the Co-Chair of the Wound CRC translation project Diabetic Foot Australia, led the Australian-first study, published in BMJ Open, finding one in every 22 patients in our hospitals have active diabetic foot disease.

“Our study, which investigated a representative sample of hospitalised patients in five hospitals across metropolitan and regional Queensland, found 4.6% of all patients had active diabetic foot disease and nearly half of those were in hospital because of their diabetic foot disease. 

This equates to 27,600 hospitalisations each year caused by diabetic foot disease in Australia, which puts diabetic foot disease easily in the top 20 causes of hospitalisation in Australia.”

He said this amounted to an annual direct cost to Australia for hospitalisation alone of $350 million. 

“This figure is much higher than we previously thought and is still very much a conservative estimate, because this cost only relates to patients admitted because of their diabetic foot disease in public hospitals,” he said.
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Remembering Professor Brien Holden

Yesterday we celebrated the life of our former friend and colleague, Professor Brien Holden, one year on from his passing.

Brien's legacy is one of service to society whether through research or public research. We will remember Brien, his achievements and all that he stood for, by making mention of him across social media.

The Brien Holden Vision Institute invites you to post your thoughts, or share theirs, and make use of the hashtag #rememberingbrienholden on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The offices of Brien Holden Vision Institute around the world were closed yesterday as a mark of respect for Brien.
Tony Peacock and Alex Sloan chat with Professor Tony Wong, Chief Executive Officer, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
Free Seminar: A competitive CRC bid - what does it take ?
The CRC Association will be holding a series of free seminars around the country on what it takes to put up a competitive CRC and CRC-P bid.

August 3 - Melbourne, hosted by Swinburne University.

August 5 - Tasmania, hosted by University of Tasmania.
Free Knowledge Sharing Seminar: From research collaboration to commercialisation – global perspectives and best-practice from ic² institute, University of Texas at Austin

The CRC Association, in conjunction with Flinders Partners and Flinders University, invites you to a knowledge sharing forum with Dr Greg Pogue, Deputy Director of the world famous IC² Institute, University of Texas at Austin, on 1 August from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
This event brings together South Australia’s CRC community to consider global best-practice in university-industry collaboration, research commercialisation and technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
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2016 Annual Crawford Fund Conference - WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security

The 2016 Crawford Fund Annual Conference is titled ‘WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security’. The conference, to be held in Canberra on 29-30 August 2016, has eminent international and Australian speakers who will address a broad range of food loss and waste issues and solutions, with innovative case studies of impact along the field-to-fork value chain and beyond. We have included presentations directly related to the role of supermarkets, the private sector and on the management and reuse of waste. 
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Young Scientist Exchange Program

The CRC Association helped welcome 16 young Chinese scientists to Australia last Monday. The Young Scientist Exchange Program, managed by ATSE, will see the Chinese scientists hosted all over Australia in the next fortnight.  Over one third of CRCs have formed links with Chinese institutes or companies.
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Jul 25, 2017 04:56 am | Indo Asian News Service

Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here in September, will deliberate preventable...

and clinical care, said Professor Kovin Naidoo, CEO of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, who is the conference chair. "The programme is

Jul 24, 2017 01:00 pm

Flexible screen-printed batteries may be the way forward for renewable energy thanks to a joint project between The University of...

led by Printed Energy Pty Ltd. The successful Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) bid will support a research team led by UQ Dow

Jun 09, 2017 06:00 pm

particular, leaders noted the establishment of the Co-operative Research Centre on Developing Northern Australia, the establishment of the

News from the Minister
Dec 14, 2018 03:29 pm | Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Joint media release with the Minister for Education More than 60 school girls will be supported in their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as part of the Curious Minds program beginning this week.

Dec 14, 2018 02:01 pm | Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

A business incubator helping start-ups fast track new products to the global market and another that works in the clean energy sector are the latest to receive funding from the Liberal National Government’s Incubator Support initiative.

Dec 14, 2018 11:26 am | Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Joint media release with the Prime Minister The Liberal National Government is supporting jobs in the Queensland bait prawn industry as it works to recover from an outbreak of white spot syndrome virus.

Dec 14, 2018 10:18 am | Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Liberal National Government welcomes the selection of Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, to provide maintenance and operational support for the deep space tracking station at New Norcia in Western Australia.

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