The first Australian transport Cooperative Research Centre, known as the iMOVE CRC, was given the green light by the Australian Government yesterday. Industry, Innovation and Science Minister, The Honourable Arthur Sinodinos announced the government’s commitment to provide $55 million in funding over 10 years to develop transport solutions that will increase Australia’s productivity.
The iMOVE CRC will enable a coordinated approach to Australian transportation research, ensuring the delivery of cohesive cost-effective outcomes with real national benefit.
‘We are proud to contribute our 50 years of transport research and industry experience to this new and exciting initiative’, said Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) CEO Michael Caltabiano. ‘I would like to congratulate Ian Murray AM, the iMOVE CRC Bid Chair and the bid team on the approved funding and look forward to ARRB collaborating with the 46 industry, government and research partners involved.’
‘Australia has some of the toughest transportation challenges in the world. Over 10% of GDP is wrapped up in the freight task alone. The iMOVE CRC brings together the right partners to unlock efficiency gains that will benefit Australian business and society’, said A/Prof Glenn Geers who will be leading ARRB’s engagement with iMOVE.
The iMOVE CRC will focus on real world research problems and delivering solutions to Australia’s transport sector. The program will address three main areas: intelligent transport systems and infrastructure; end-to-end freight solutions; and enhanced personal mobility.
ARRB CEO Michael Caltabiano commented: “This is a perfect fit for ARRB as we move to create knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges and solutions for today. Researching transport solutions is what we do.”
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