Capital Markets CRC launches European Research Centre
Capital Markets CRC, in partnership with European universities and industry participants announced the launch of a European Research Centre in Rome this week. Representatives from Italy, UK, France, Germany and Bulgaria were present at the announcement.
The new Centre aims to address the shortage of high frequency capital markets data in Europe for academic research and offer insights into European financial markets.
"The Centre will facilitate research into many important issues currently faced by European financial markets including the impact of market fragmentation, high frequency trading and dark pools", said Professor Frino, the CEO of CMCRC.
The European Centre will commence operations in January 2013.
US interest in CRC model for research
A meeting of United States Research and Development stakeholders has recommended that the US adopt a model based on the Australian Cooperative Research Centres model for agricultural R&D funding.
Key aspects of the recommendation are that academic research institutions are required to deliver products or services to society and that research institutions leverage funds from multiple sources such as industry, commodity groups and federal agencies.
In order to provide stability of funding and allow more time for research, it is suggested that large grants are provided under flexible funding arrangements over a long-term period. Aspects such as commercialisation, technology transfer, and education are considered important.
Heather Burrow, former Beef CRC chief executive, delivered a presentation on Australia's CRC mechanism at the conference.
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CEO of Young and Well CRC wins award
Associate Professor Jane Burns, Chief Executive of the Young and Well CRC, was named in the Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards 2012 in the Innovation Category.
Jane has worked in suicide and depression prevention for many years and was instrumental in the establishment of the Young and Well CRC.
Co-Mo team growing for men's health
This Movember, a Cooperative Research Team is collectively tending its top lip to raise money for men's health issues. You can see updates or donate funds here.
"It was such a relief when Jane Burns asked me to join the "Co-Mo" team", said CRC Association CEO, Tony Peacock. "I thought she meant "comb-over" initially. But she just wanted me to grow a moustache for the month. Phew."
Movember raises money for a range of men's health organisations, including those for mental health and prostate cancer. The Young and Well CRC is supported by a number of recipients of Movember funding. The Prostate Cancer CRC is still in the bidding phase and hoping to gain support in the current round.
The month is shaping up as a real battle. General Manager of the CRC Program, Anthony Murfett, has thrown his extremely testosterone-fueled lip into the fray, and expects to at least take out the "most like a porn star" category. The Chairman of Young and Well CRC, Mark Mentha, is currently leading the fund raising stakes. "I may call for a steward's inquiry" said Professor Peacock, "the recent spate of companies calling in the administrators must surely be at least the equivalent of blood doping to Mr Mentha".
Please consider giving a donation via the Co-Mo team to help men's health.
Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
In 2013, the Victorian Government will award up to six Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to strengthen Victoria’s innovation capability and global networks.
The Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will be awarded to early career Victorian researchers in the physical sciences, life sciences (apart from human health and medicine), mathematical sciences, engineering and information and communications technology.
The three-year Fellowships provide an indexed salary of A$71,000 pa plus superannuation, a cost of living allowance while overseas and allowances for travel, maintenance, financial advice and resettlement in Victoria. The cost of living allowance will vary depending on the overseas location.
Fellows will spend two years overseas as a guest researcher in a leading research institution or university, followed by one year working with a Victorian company or research organisation.
Applications close 5 February 2013.
C-ITS CRC Bid wins international public video competition
A video outlining a vision for Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) has won the 2012 ITS World Congress Public Video Competition.
The video was produced by the C-ITS CRC Bid Consortium and outlines the possibilities of developing C-ITS to provide safe and sustainable transport systems.
The award was announced in late October at the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna, Austria.
The C-ITS CRC Bid Consortium was unsuccessful in its submission for funding.
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CRC Business Managers' Forum
The presentations from the recent successful Business Managers' Forum held in Canberra are available on the CRCA Members website.