The Centre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness (CRIC) is one of four designated research centres at the University of Ballarat. CRIC is based within the School of Business and is also involved in collaborative programs extended across the University.
CRIC aims to explore the development of community, business and enterprise in a regional context and to work with public and private interests to influence measures that promote the growth and sustainability of regional Australia.
What we offer our clients and research partners
Research: Interdisciplinary and innovative methodologies to research fundamentals of innovation and competitiveness. CRIC also supports a number of PhD students who work in the areas of clustering, connectivity, enterprise and SME growth, governance, community and citizenship.
Consultancy: A variety of consultancy projects and other regional analysis supported by experienced and practical policy advice. Through its partner the Centre for eCommerce and Communications (CeCC) and associated strategy consultants, CRIC offers a wide-ranging consultancy approach.
Education and Training: Up-to-date and relevant training programs for clients. The programs are grounded in experience and benchmark practice throughout the world and undertaken in association with its host university and partners in countries including the Netherlands, UK, Canada and Malaysia.