The CRC Program aims to foster high-quality research to solve industry-identified problems through industry-led and outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations.
Astrolabe Group provided strategic advisory services including project management, bid strategy, partnership strategy, advocacy and communications to develop and submit the $150 million Future Cities CRC bid in the latest funding round of 2018.
The proposed Future Cities CRC will be Australia’s national research and innovation hub for the future of cities. The CRC will engage with government, industry and community to undertake research aimed at developing and implementing integrated science-based policy and practice solutions to current and future urban challenges.
There will be four program areas: Smart Connected Places; Efficient Integrated Infrastructure; City Analytics and Foresighting; and Liveable Cities and Regions.
Astrolabe Group led conversations with government and industry. We secured partners and defined projects proposed to be delivered through an industry-led collaboration over the next ten years.
Working closely with the acting CEO, the team secured over 90 partners from industry, government and academia across Australia.
The Future Cities CRC has progressed to the second round of funding consideration and are currently preparing a business case.