The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme is administered by AusIndustry, a division within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
The CRC Programme aims to foster high quality research to solve industry-identified problems through industry-led and outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships between Industry Entities and Research Organisations.
The CRC Programme contains two funding streams:
- CRCs to support medium to long term industry-led collaborative research
- CRC Projects (CRC-P’s) to support short term, industry-led collaborative research
The CRC Programme Guidelines cover all aspects of the programme, including selection round requirements.
The Minister has overall responsibility for the CRC Programme and makes decisions including: which CRCs and CRC-Ps will be funded; the level of funding