Delivering impact-driven research with a focus on end-user needs relies heavily on successful collaboration between the CRCLCL and our industry partners. Strategic collaboration occurs at every stage of our projects, from defining a project’s scope and purpose to conducting the research and delivering the final results.
The CRCLC has four key channels through which our collaborations are conducted:
- Collaboration between researchers
Researchers at the CRCLCL are sourced from five universities, CSIRO, TAFE and our Third Party Agreements. Our research leaders explore potential collaborations with and between external organisations, providing the CRC with access to a strong network of expertise and to high quality academic and student supervision recruitment opportunities.
- Collaboration between researchers and end-users
Interaction between researchers and end users is a key requirement of all our research projects. Our end-user-driven approach to research is comprised of three steps: mapping of end-user needs; mapping pathways to utilisation, commercialisation and impact; and ensuring good science and methodology. This approach results in research that is responsive to contemporary industry issues.
- Collaboration between end users
CRC engagement with end-user forums assists us to understand the needs of our key stakeholders. These forums include the CRCLCL’s SME and Peak Body Network, as well as the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and its wide range of industry partners, such as the Green Building Council of Australia, the Property Council of Australia and the Housing Industry Association.
- Collaboration with local and international external groups.
The CRC for Low Carbon Living is committed to collaboration with international and external groups. These collaborations have a focus on sharing knowledge and enhancing industry engagement in low carbon research, and will continue to expand the CRC’s reach within academia, government and industry across the globe. Through a MoU with the United Nations Environment Program a series of workshops and seminars is provided with international participants, including KTH Royal University of Technology in Sweden and Tongji University in China.