Dr Paul Giacomin from JCU, Hon David Littleproud, Prof Alex Loukas Macrobiome Therapeutics, CRCNA Chair Sheriden Morris at the ‘novel therapeutics’ project launch in Cairns in September 2021.
What is the CRCNA?
The CRCNA is funded through the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre Program (CRC-P). We bring together industry, research organisations, all northern jurisdictions and international partners in a collaborative industry-led research and development venture. Our R & D partnerships deliver real-world outcomes and commercial opportunities which will benefit industries and communities across Northern Australia.
We invest in industry-led R & D collaborations and programs of work which support the development of new technologies, products, systems and services to resolve industry challenges in the areas of Agriculture, food, and aquaculture, Health service delivery and models of care and Traditional Owner-led business development (in these areas).
Why are the next generation of leaders so important to the future of Northern Australia?
For Northern Australia to fully realise its economic potential, it needs a ready, capable and appropriately skilled workforce. Our State of the North 2020 report concluded increased investment is required to boost tertiary and technical training opportunities in critical skill areas and industries across Northern Australia, specifically in the areas of aquaculture, silvoculture and forestry, northern cropping agronomy, data and digital capability, health service delivery and health-related services general farming and agri-business know-how.