The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community. It’s a proven model for linking researchers with industry to focus on research and development towards use and commercialisation.
It aims to:
- improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries, especially where Australia has a competitive strength and in line with government priorities
- foster high quality research to solve industry-identified problems through industry-led and outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations
- encourage and facilitate small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research.
Both CRC and CRC-P collaborations must at least match the amount of grant funding sought through cash and/or in-kind contributions. In-kind contribution means non-cash resources provided by a participant to conduct the activities of the CRC or the project of the CRC-P. They may be staff or non-staff resources.
CRCs and CRC-Ps will receive funding for a single, specified term to undertake the activities or project in the funding agreement.
For more information, see the Cooperative Research Centres Program website.
For advice and assistance in developing a potential CRC bid, contact the Research Development and Support Industry, Government, International and Internal team.