Intersect is Established.
On the 25th June 2008 the Intersect proposal was approved by six NSW universities and Intersect was formally established. A Board of Directors has been appointed with Professor Mark Wainwright as Chair and Dr Michael Briers as interim CEO.
The Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD) has approved a Science Leveraging Fund grant, which will provide funding to Intersect over the next three years. The initial goal of establishing a worldwide viable Intersect by mid-2008 has been achieved.
Intersect is established as a not-for-profit company limited-by-guarantee, governed by a Constitution that grants NSW research institutions eligibility as members. The process to establish Intersect as the NSW member of ARCS is currently underway.