The Australian Government has opened applications for industry-led proposals for the 19th Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) selection round.
CRCs play an important role in bringing together business, researchers and research organisations from Australia and overseas, working closely with Industry Growth Centres such as MTPConnect to develop solutions for major industry issues.
The CRC Programme provides excellent examples of how industry can work with the research community to provide high-value real-world outcomes that improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries.
Since the program’s inception in 1991, the Australian Government has committed more than $4 billion to fund 216 CRCs and 28 CRC Projects, complemented by cash and in-kind support from industry and research partners.
The government is looking for new and exciting research, especially, but not limited to, research in industry sectors with high growth potential, and expect successful proposals to involve strong partnerships between industry and research to improve industry productivity and competitiveness.
Applications that are industry-led and focused on practical outcomes to major industry problems are encouraged to apply.
Applications close on 12 July 2017.
Visit www.business.gov.au/crc for further information on the selection round.