Summary of selected Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) commercialisation for 2005-06 to 2012-13

Note:   All dollar values have been adjusted to 2013 prices; Research contracts and consultancy activity and some metrics under training, development and knowledge exchange activity have not been collected since 2010-11.

Table 4a: Cooperative Research Centre Research expenditure

  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
CRCs responding (No.) 66 53 56 46 50 42 44 38
Research expenditure ($'000) 881,168 813,410 733,720 588,546 564,034 512,192 510,362 355,992

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
Commercialisation expenditure per $100m research expenditure ($'000) 12,238 12,233 14,018 17,334 17,885 13,830 14,078 15,862

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
Patents filed In Australia (No,) 8 10 12 9 7 9 5 13
Patents filed overseas (No,) 6 7 7 6 7 10 10 7
Patents filed total (No,) 15 17 19 15 14 19 15 20
Patents maintained in Australia (No.) 28 26 27 31 39 40 37 55
Patents maintained overseas (No.) 71 58 63 84 109 212 223 244
Patents maintained total (No.) 100 84 91 114 141 252 260 299

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

  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
LOAs contracted (No.) 8 16 14 38 28 44 42 30
Income from LOAs ($’000) 2,705 2,490 3,306 5,281 5,840 2,449 830 1,572

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
Start-up companies formed (No.) 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.5 1.2 0.4 0.8 0.3
Income from new start-up companies – total ($’000) 118 105 0 2 0 685 0 0

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
Contracts and consultancy agreements entered into (No.) 61 74 82 92 76 - - -
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
Professional training courses offered to end-users (No.) 40 26 39 45 54 - - -
Conferences provided for end-users (No.) 62 54 76 124 71 - - -
Income from courses and conferences ($’000) 259 187 208 176 144 - - -
CRC postgraduates taking up employment in industry (No.) 39 40 43 34 54 63 31 38
Publications for end-users (No.) 284 184 316 336 263 263 272 363
Confidential and unpublished reports for end-user (No.) 96 109 135 181 140 - - -