The CRC Programme supports industry led end-user research collaborations to address the major challenges facing Australia. The CRC Programme was established in 1990 and since then CRCs have developed important new technologies, products and services that help solve major economic, environmental and social challenges facing Australia.
There are currently active CRCs in areas as diverse as hearing, healthcare, pest management, bushfire and natural hazards management, financial market security and the auto and aerospace industries. As well as commercialising leading-edge research taking place in our universities and research institutions, CRCs are producing graduates with hands-on industry experience. This is helping create a highly-skilled workforce for the nation.
What is a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)?
Watch the Cooperative Research Centre Association’s video explaining the role of CRCs.
For further information about the program, visit the Cooperative Research Centre program page on www.business.gov.au