Summary of selected Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) commercialisation data for 2005-06 to 2014-15

Notes:

  • All dollar values have been adjusted to 2015 prices.
  • Research contracts and consultancy activity and some metrics under training, development and knowledge exchange activity ceased have not been collected since 2009–10
  • Numbers per $100m research expenditure have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

Table 4a: Cooperative Research Centre Research expenditure

  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
CRCs responding (No.) 66 53 56 46 50 42 44 38 40 35
Research expenditure ($'000) 889,381 821,658 740,809 593,983 570,246 517,214 515,602 359,215 348,559 294,836

 

Table 4b: Resourcing for commercialisation per $100m research expenditure

  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Commercialisation expenditure per $100m research expenditure ($'000) 12,238 12,233 14,018 17,334 17,885 13,830 14,078 15,862 15,895 10,715

 

Table 4c: Intellectual Property Activity per $100m research expenditure

  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Patents filed In Australia (No,) 8 10 12 9 7 9 5 13 7 9
Patents filed overseas (No,) 6 7 7 6 7 10 10 7 7 6
Patents filed total (No,) 15 17 19 15 14 19 15 19 13 15
Patents maintained in Australia (No.) 28 26 27 30 38 39 37 55 43 34
Patents maintained overseas (No.) 71 58 63 83 101 210 221 241 184 103
Patents maintained total (No.) 99 83 90 113 139 249 258 296 226 136

 

Table 4d: Licensing activity per $100m research expenditure

  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
LOAs contracted (No.) 8 16 14 37 28 44 42 30 83 14
Income from LOAs ($’000) 2,705 2,490 3,306 5,281 5,840 2,449 830 1,572 1,336 6,315

 

Table 4e: Start-up company activity per $100m research expenditure

  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Start-up companies formed (No.) 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.5 1.2 0.4 0.8 0.3 1.1 0.7
Income from new start-up companies – total ($’000) 118 105 0 2 0 685 0 0 375 1,744

 

Table 4f: Research contracts and consultancy activity per $100m research expenditure

  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Contracts and consultancy agreements entered into (No.) 61 73 81 91 75 - - - - -
Contracts and consultancy income ($’000) 7,951 8,152 7,832 8,824 7,845 - - - - -

 

Table 4g: Training, development and knowledge exchange activity per $100m research expenditure

  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Professional training courses offered to end-users (No.) 39 26 39 44 54 - - - - -
Conferences provided for end-users (No.) 61 53 76 123 70 - - - - -
Income from courses and conferences ($’000) 259 187 208 176 144 - - - - -
CRC postgraduates taking up employment in industry (No.) 38 39 43 34 53 62 31 38 36 41
Publications for end-users (No.) 282 182 312 333 260 260 269 360 582 593
Confidential and unpublished reports for end-user (No.) 95 108 134 179 138 - - - - -