Professor Mary O'Kane addresses Smart Services CRC Annual Research and Innovation Conference

4 Dec 2013

NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, delivered a keynote speech about innovation at The Smart Services CRC Annual Research and Innovation Conference on Wednesday 4 December 2013.

You can download a copy of Professor O'Kane's presentation here.

About The Smart Services CRC

Headquartered at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney and with research nodes in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, the Smart Services CRC Pty Ltd was established as an incorporated company in July 2007 with operations commenced in July 2008. 

One of only 15 successful bids from Round 10 of the Federal Government's CRC Grant Program, Smart Services was awarded $30.8 million to be invested over seven years for research and development to support innovation in Australia's services economy.

Total funding available to the CRC will exceed $120million over its life, including participant's contributions and will be used by Smart Services to deliver outcomes aimed at returning at least $250 million to the Australian economy by 2016. 
In addition, the CRC's Education and Training program will provide grants for up to 50 PhD students, aligning their thesis subjects to the interest of industry and contributing skilled resources into the Australia workforce.
The CRC research projects address challenges across the areas of customer service needs, ecosystems for service delivery and services of the future.

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