#56 Accelerating B4.0CRC Translation and Impact
Building is one of the largest sectors of today’s global economy, representing 13% of GDP and employing 7% of the world’s working age population. So, it is essential that the building industry benefits from the latest research findings and new knowledge created through rigorous research initiatives. To enable industry to co-create and draw on Australian research and technology, and for the Australian research ecosystem to engage with industry to conduct research, both sectors must upskill their researchers and industry professionals in collaboration, engagement and adoption of innovations across sectors.
The capability gaps for researchers and industry professionals increase the difficulties of adopting and translating research into industry impact and industry outcomes. They also hinder effective translation and investigation of industry problems in research projects. This project investigates the capability gaps that impact effective collaborations between researchers and building industry leaders for producing sector-level changes. We will investigate skills, behaviours and experiences that industry leaders apply while engaging with researchers to co-create research and practical knowledge that solves industry innovation challenges.
This research project aims to support the CRC’s vision of developing a thriving Australian advanced manufacturing sector by enabling industry to direct and draw on Australian research through a scalable methodology that upskills researchers and industry professionals in collaboration, engagement and adoption of innovations.
As part of this project, 2 professional development programs will be available for B4.0CRC researchers and industry partners.
Trek program for researchers and industry project leaders
This multi-week coaching program gives researchers and industry project leaders a methodology to validate the pathways to adoption for research and development activities. Click here for more information about the Trek Program. Registrations are now open.
Base program for early career researchers and students
This purpose-designed online learning program aims to develop researchers’ skills for articulating the potential positive impact of their research, and provides a set of tools and a framework to plan for impactful research by engaging with industry, government and end-users. Click here for more information about the Base Program. Registrations are now open.
Research inputs will be gathered from program participants before and after the Base and Trek Programs for research report via a short survey by Associate Professor Niharika Garud (University of Melbourne). If you have any questions or would like to discuss how you can best engage with what is being offered through the project, please reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Project team: Professor Daniel Samson, Professor Tuan Ngo, Research Assistants (TBC), Jonathan Lacey, Emily Chang