The Australian Government just announced that it will invest $22.6 million in new research funding for 11 CRC-Projects (CRC-Ps), with funding to start from July 2016. The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science received ninety-one applications in the first round for CRC-Ps, speaking volumes to the level of interest by business as well as the highly competitive nature of the bid process.
CRC-Ps were developed by the government in response to the Miles Review handed down last year. David Miles recommended that three rounds be held every year. The next CRC-P round is expected to open in August 2016 with outcomes announced in November and funding from January 2017. The schedule for anticipated CRC and CRC-P funding rounds can be found here.
“Improving collaboration between researchers and industry to cultivate a more innovative and entrepreneurial economy is a key pillar of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda,” said the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, The Hon Christopher Pyne.
“We’ve placed industry at the front and centre of the CRC Programme so we can build on our strengths in high quality research to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries.”
Successful CRC-P 1st Selection Round Projects can be found here.
- The future integrated driver monitoring solution for heavy vehicles
- Hydrocarbon fuel technology for hypersonic air breathing vehicles
- Printed solar films for value-added building products for Australia
- Translational R&D to accelerate sustainable omega-3 production
- CRC-P for Innovative Prefabricated Building Systems
- An antibody based in vitro diagnostic for metastatic cancer
- High performance optical telemetry system for ocean monitoring
- Combined carbon capture from flue gas streams and mineral carbonation
- Strengthening Australia’s radiopharmaceutical development capabilities
- Innovation in Advanced Multi-Storey Housing Manufacture
- Future Oysters CRC-P
Outcomes of stage one of the 18th selection round of CRCs are expected in July and applications will open for those invited to Stage Two. Final outcomes are expected to be known by the end of the year.