Advancing Australian Industry: Cooperative Research Australia (CRA) welcomes investment in twenty-one new Cooperative Research Centre Projects  

Cooperative Research Australia today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Industry and Science Hon Ed Husic MP of twenty-one new Cooperative Research Centre Projects.

The new CRC-Ps have been funded under Round 15 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects as part of the Cooperative Research Centres Program.

They represent a collective investment of almost $128 million, with $51 million in Australian Government funding leveraging investment from both industry and research institutions.

The Round was open to all industry sectors with a focus on supporting projects in line with Government priorities, including the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) priority areas and the circular economy. 

“Industry-led cooperative research enabled through the Cooperative Research Centres Program is an Australian success story, translating research into action and generating enormous benefit,” said Cooperative Research Australia CEO Jane O’Dwyer.

“Cooperative Research Centres Projects support companies working to commercialise cutting-edge ideas in collaboration with researchers and innovators to create new products, jobs and builds Australian innovation capacity.

“These latest funded projects are aligned to the National Reconstruction Fund priority areas and will provide a great framework for developing highly productive cooperative partnerships whilst making the most of the world-leading research know-how that we find in our research institutions.

“A huge congratulations must go to all of the CRC-P participants and partners. It is a highly competitive program, and all 21 of those who have been funded are projects that will make a real difference. 

They are an extraordinary range of projects, including cost-Effective, pain-free treatment for vision loss in the elderly, a new technology for recycling lithium-ion batteries, advanced wireless charging infrastructure to electrify heavy vehicles, machine learning-driven solar panel recycling, and airborne quantum sensors for resources and environmental monitoring.

The twenty-one new CRC-Ps bring the total number of Cooperative Research Centres Projects since the establishment of the program to 253. 

More information on the CRC-Projects and successful applicants is available here

Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science media release: here

Media enquiries:  

Louise Reid 
Cooperative Research Australia 
Marketing and Communications Manager  

Email: louise.reid@cooperativeresearch.org.au 
Phone: 02 6260 4211