Since their establishment in 1990 the Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) have been an important programme driving the translation of research into practical solutions that support economic growth, healthy communities and a secure environment. The CRCs have provided a valuable platform for universities, industry and other research end-users to work together to address important industry needs and national issues.
The current review comes at a critical time for the CRCs. It is an opportunity to revamp the programme addressing criticisms while retaining the strengths displayed over the past 25 years.
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