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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Innovation thoughts

  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    Getting ready for Round 19

    The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos AO, recently announced more than $150 million in funding for four new CRCs. This comes on top of $34.5 million for 17 new CRC-Projects and finalisation of the Board for the CRC for Developing Northern Australia. And don’t forget the 3 DCRCs announced by the Department of Defence.


Latest news

  • Announcing the CRC Collaboration Accelerator!

    A key factor in the success of bid proposals is how well the applicants have managed their collaboration.  To help give everyone the best chance to succeed, we are partnering with Collabforge to offer a collaboration and bid support training and acceleration program, CRC Collaboration Accelerator.


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Showcasing Early Career Researchers
Five finalists announced

CRCs in the news

  • Wound Innovations Officially Launched

    Wound CRC are delighted to announce the official opening of Wound Innovations, the CRC's breakthrough service to combat chronic wounds on a national level. Dr Charlie Day from Innovation and Science Australia officially oversaw the opening in a media event Tuesday.


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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