For most of the year I have been working towards the launch of a new Centre here at the University of Melbourne: the Centre for Ideas and the Economy or CITE for short. The official launch is this Wednesday (details here). But you can find out what it is all about at its website: www.mbs.edu/cite. Of most interest to readers of this blog I suspect will be the new research products that CITE will launch: ideaCHECK and ideaPITCH. ideaCHECK brings academic peer review to public reports and you can see a few examples already on the CITE (which you can also comment on). ideaPITCH is more familiar is a vehicle for academics to pitch policy ideas. The first ideaPITCH was, in fact, AussieMac.