iMOVE at CRC Parliamentary showcase in Canberra
iMOVE joined forces with partner Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney to showcase its R&D achievements in Parliament House today, at the Collaborate Innovate event. In attendance were almost 100 exhibitors showcasing all the excellent research happening in the Cooperative Research Program, covering R&D endeavours from space to soil.
iMOVE joined forces with partner the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics to showcase its R&D achievements in Parliament House today.
What’s the event about? It was a very special celebration of 30 years of industry-research collaboration through the Cooperative Research Centres Program and a demonstration of the great ingenuity that has come to life through the program. The showcase was an opportunity to see the outcomes of Australian innovation firsthand and speak to those who have driven new ideas to reality.
The event, organised by Cooperative Research Australia. showcased a vast range of the research from CRCs and other cooperative research organisations. It was an opportunity to directly illustrate the effectiveness of the investment in R&D that the government is making to a range of stakeholders, including Ministers.
iMOVE’s focus on connected vehicle and infrastructure and the overall impact of its R&D for safety, sustainability and efficiency attracted good interest at the stand, including a visit from the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP. iMOVE MD Ian Christensen and the Minister discussed what’s ahead for the transport sector in regards to training needs, and about vehicle connectivity
The Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister of Science and Technology attended to give a presentation, in which firstly she remarked how good it was to be in a room together again. She went on to say that while Australia conducts excellent research, some of the best in the world, that research needs help and support in any outcomes for the work. That, she said, is what makes the work of the Cooperative Research Program, and its membership, so important.
Thanks to Dr Mao Shan and Dr Julie Berrio Perez from ACFR for joining us and showcasing some of their technology and to Cooperative Research Australia for organising the event.