The Cooperative Research Centres Association is a not-for-profit organisation operating to promote the pursuit of science, particularly through the Australian Government’s CRC Programme.

You don’t have to be a CRC to join.  Find out more about our types of membership and benefits of joining the association.

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  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    When should you appoint Directors to a CRC?

    All the bids in the 20th selection round for CRCs have nominated a Chair should their bid be successful. But a common question is when should they approach potential Directors of their CRC company? At this stage, it is a hypothetical directorship; there's no company, no staff and no money as yet to direct.

  • Six of 10 CRC bids through to the second stage

    The 19th selection round for Cooperative Research Centres took a major step forward yesterday with the stage two shortlist announced. Eleven bids were lodged in July; one was excluded on compliance grounds, leaving 10 still in the running. The bids invited into stage two are.


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Collaborate|Innovate|2018Save the dates for 2018, 14–16 May at Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney

First speakers announced, more coming soon

Showcasing Early Career Researchers
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Sponsorship opportunities are available

Businesses are invited to apply to attend our Business-Research Match-up free of charge

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CRC Association – bringing knowledge together

  • 2017-2018 Pre-budget Submission

    The CRC Association submits that the total resources to the CRC Programme should be lifted to $200 million in the 2017-2018 Budget (from the current $160 million) and maintained in real terms over the forward estimates. The total cost over the next three years is $108 million. This would partially restore the CRC Programme budget and enable the programme to continue to deliver for Australia.


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Study with CRCs

If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.

A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).

So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.

Find out more about current scholarship/study opportunities at CRCs