Cooperative Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres Program

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program is an Australian Government Initiative administered by AusIndustry, a division within the Department of Industry.

The CRC program supports industry-driven research partnerships between publicly funded researchers, business and the community to address major long term challenges. The program supports research collaborations across all disciplines and industry sectors. It has a long history, developing real world solutions improving the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries across all sectors. CRCs:

  • develop new technologies and products;
  • create new markets and export opportunities;
  • build capability and capacity for industry through targeted education and training activities.  

The CRC program guidelines cover all aspects of the program, including selection round requirements.

Minister's Responsibilities

The Minister for Industry has overall responsibility for the CRC program.

The Minister appoints an advisory committee, the CRC committee, to advise on the selection and evaluation of CRCs and on the conditions to apply to the provision of funds under the program.

To find out more, visit the CRC page on




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