$33 million for CRC Projects to tackle diverse industry problems

7 December 2017

Better barramundi breeding, disease resistant bananas, a portable brain scanner for early stroke detection and a process to turn waste plastics into spectacle frames are amongst 15 highly diverse industry-led projects to receive a $33 million investment from the Australian Government.  Read More...

Six of 10 CRC bids through to the second stage

20 October 2017

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.  Read More...

Bidders looking to the future

30 August 2017

The 19th selection round for Cooperative Research Centres is not yet at the shortlisting stage. But that is not stopping consortia from looking to the 20th selection round due in 2018 to look at some of the biggest issues facing the future of Australia.  Read More...

Traps for new players

9 August 2017

The CRC-Ps are proving extremely popular and the fourth funding round will close 29 August. In the first three rounds, a number of funding offers made by the Minister have not gone through to become a project. That’s very disappointing because it means millions of dollars of government support is delayed and not out there helping organisations to innovate.  Read More...

New test for viruses in horticultural seed

26 July 2017

Seed testing protocols established and verified by Plant Biosecurity CRC researchers are being proposed as the new international standard for the detection of viruses and viroids in seed, including Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV).  Read More...

Australian Innovators Recognised

31 May 2017

From remote pest identification, through to modulating cancer gene signals, the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Innovation were presented in Canberra last week at an awards ceremony in the Great Hall in Australian Parliament House.  Read More...

Announcing the CRC Collaboration Accelerator!

5 April 2017

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.  Read More...

Defence Cooperative Research Centres (DCRCs)

23 March 2017

The Defence Co-operative Research Centre (DCRC) program forms part of the NGTF , a new initiative announced by the government in the 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement.  Read More...

Have your say on priority areas for future CRCs

25 January 2017

The Turnbull Government is seeking input from the industry, science and research communities on priority research themes for upcoming selection rounds of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.  Read More...

18th Selection Round Update

24 November 2016

It’s down to the wire in the 18th Selection Round for Cooperative Research Centres. Fifteen groups bid earlier this year and seven of the fourteen compliant bids will be interviewed next week. The shortlisted candidates are  Read More...