Our Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program supports Australian industries’ ability to compete and produce. We do this by helping industry partner with the research sector to solve industry-identified issues.
Medium to long-term funding
CRC grants offer co-funding for industry-led research. A CRC must include at least 1 Australian business, and 1 research organisation, to be eligible for funding.
CRC Project grants support up to three years’ worth of industry-led collaborative research. The grants cover up to $3 million in co-funding. Projects must include a minimum of 2 Australian businesses (with at least 1 small and medium-sized enterprise), and 1 research organisation.
CRC Program funding can be used to pay for:
capital items such as equipment
Our Minister is responsible for the CRC Program and decides: