Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-Ps)

Up to $3M under the CRC-Ps funding is available to support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services.

Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-Ps)

Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-Ps)

The Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-Ps)  is a  new initiative to support short term, industry-led research. CRC-Ps will be smaller collaborations than a CRC, operating on shorter project timelines (up to three years) and smaller budgets than a CRC. CRC-Ps will have simpler governance and administration arrangements than a CRC.



The CRC Programme supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community. The CRC Programme has two elements:

  • CRCs, which undertake medium to long term industry-led high quality collaborative research; and
  • CRC-Ps, which are short-term, industry-identified and industry-led collaborative research projects.



The Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-Ps) aims to

  • improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries, especially where Australia has a competitive strength solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes.
  • deliver outcomes in line with government priorities
  • encourage and enable small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research
  • foster high quality research to help solve industry specific problems through collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations.



Up to $3 million over three years is available for each CRC-Ps.

Collaboration must at least match the amount of grant funding sought through cash and/or in-kind contributions. In-kind contribution means non-cash resources provided by a participant to conduct the activities of the CRC. They may be staff or non-staff resources.


Eligible Projects

CRC-Ps Funding can be used to support:

  • research
  • salaries
  • student placements
  • commercialisation
  • capital items, such as equipment.

You cannot use funding for the same activities or projectpreviously or currently financed through any other funding scheme.


Eligible Applicants

Collaborations from industry, research and community sectors can apply. A lead participant (that is an industry entity) must submit the application.

CRC-Ps must have at least:

  • two Australian industry organisations including at least one small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and
  • one Australian research organisation.


How to get the CRC-Ps grant

To get the CRC-P grant you will need to identify the:

  1. industry-identified problem to be solved
  2. tangible industry outcomes expected to derive from the research activitiy
  3. commercial potential of the expected outputs and any spill-over benefits.
  4. how the proposal would solve the industry-identified problem
  5. the methodology to be applied to achieve outcomes and adoption of new technologies
  6. the potential participants and their levels of proposed commitment.



Applications close 13 September 2018.


Round 4 Recipients

The following projects have been supported under the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) stream of the overarching CRC Program.

Project title Total Grant amount Total Project Value Participants (first organisation is the lead participant)
Enabling Exosome Therapy: Developing an Advanced Manufacturing Process* $2,179,531 $4,397,739 Vivazome Therapeutics Pty Ltd
Seerpharma Pty Ltd
La Trobe University
Project Vaccinate Driving Innovation in Dairy Goat Vaccines $97,280 $283,561 Nuchev Pty Ltd
K.J Coutts & N.J Coutts
The University of Melbourne
Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory Foundation Limited
Australian Dairy Goats Incorporated
Allogeneic Stem Cell Cancer Immunotherapies $2,987,000 $12,627,500 Cartherics Pty Ltd
Mesoblast Limited
Cell Therapies Pty Ltd
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Monash University
Integrated Smart Home Energy Management, Control and Data Visibility $1,891,555 $5,679,351 Solar Analytics Pty Ltd
The University of New South Wales
Wattwatchers Pty Limited
SA Power Networks
Project H Pty Ltd
SwitchDin Pty Limited
Ergon Energy Queensland Pty Ltd
Portable brain scanner for early stroke detection and monitoring* $2,600,000 $10,955,673 Emvision Medical Devices Ltd
The University of Queensland
GE Healthcare Australia Pty Limited
Metro South Hospital and Health Service
High performance energy storage alternative to lithium ion batteries* $1,500,000 $3,447,500 First Graphite Limited
Swinburne University of Technology
Flinders University of South Australia
Kremford (VIC) Pty Ltd
A scalable detection tool for childhood inattention: TALI Detect $1,200,125 $3,909,125 Novita Healthcare Limited
Grey Innovation Australia Pty Ltd
Torus Games Pty. Ltd.
Monash University
Innovative generation of low cost, zero-emission, reliable electricity* $3,000,000 $10,162,500 Amber Power Holdings Ltd
Mirvac Limited
The University of New South Wales
Intelligent Mixed Waste Re-manufacturing System* $2,716,910 $11,668,820 Dresden Optics Pty Ltd
The University of New South Wales
Astor Industries Pty Ltd
Consonic Pty Ltd
Duromer Products Pty Ltd
Elemental Manufacturing Pty Ltd
Jasca Engineering Pty Ltd
Brien Holden Vision Institute
WoundVue automated and advanced assessment of chronic wounds $2,513,000 $10,991,277 LBT Innovations Ltd
Planet Innovation Pty Ltd
The University Of Melbourne
Cavendish bananas with resistance to Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 $1,835,644 $6,875,367 Lamanna Premier Group Pty Ltd
NQ Banana Research Pty Ltd
Queensland University of Technology
Rapid iteration selective breeding: Australia’s fish to feed the world $3,000,000 $13,476,418 Mainstream Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd
James Cook University
The University of Melbourne
Marine Produce Australia Limited
King Reef Pty Ltd
Helmaqua Pty Ltd
Barramundi Asia Pty Ltd
Developing the next generation hydrogen energy system* $2,783,109 $8,496,861 Applied Nano Technologies Pty Ltd
Monash University
Minifab (Aust) Pty Ltd
Thoughtworks Australia Pty Ltd
Hargo Engineering Pty. Ltd.
The industrial application of graphene in high-strength polyethylene* $1,800,000 $4,365,500 Qenos Pty Ltd
Deakin University
Graphene Manufacturing Australia Pty Ltd
Smart linings for pipe and infrastructure* $3,000,000 $24,147,390 Water Services Association of Australia Limited
Coliban Region Water Corporation
Hunter Water Corporation
Icon Water Limited
Melbourne Water Corporation
Queensland Urban Utilities
SA Water
South East Water Corporation
Sydney Water Corporation
Northern SEQ Distributor – Retailer Authority
Water Corporation
Monash University
University of Sydney
University of Technology Sydney
3M Australia Pty Ltd
Bisley & Co Pty Ltd
Insituform Pacific Pty. Limited
Kerneos Australia Pty Ltd
Parchem Construction Supplies Pty Ltd
Abergeldie Watertech Pty Ltd.
Interflow Pty Limited
Ventia Pty Limited
Metropolitan Restorations Pty. Limited
ITS Pipetech Pty Limited
Monadelphous Group Limited
Water Research Foundation
Water Environment and Research Foundation
Sanexen Environmental Services


Round 3 Recipients

The following projects have been supported under the Cooperative Research Centres Projects stream of the CRC Programme.

Project title Total Grant amount (excl. GST) Total Project Value Participants (first organisation is the lead participant)
Intelligent vision, sensing and data fusion for mining and exploration $2,152,952 $4,640,052 Boart Longyear Limited
SRA Information Technology Pty Ltd
The University of Adelaide
Additive manufacturing of energetic materials $2,600,000 $6,107,000 DefendTex Pty Ltd
Rocketech Pty Ltd; Department of Defence
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Flinders University
Cranfield University
Novel catalytic process for sustainable diesel production from waste $1,850,000 $7,964,065 Eco Fuel Innovations Pty Ltd
The University of Queensland
Shieldon Pty Ltd
Kunming Sino-Platinum Metals Cayalyst Co
Next Generation Dried Blood Spot Pathology Testing using LC-MS $2,559,000 $8,713,331 MyHealthTest Pty Ltd
Agilent Technologies Australia (M) Pty Ltd
University of Canberra
Prof David Handelsman
Advanced Printing Technology for New Generation Flexible Batteries $2,000,000 $11,977,500 Printed Energy Pty Ltd
The University of Queensland
The University of New South Wales
Sunset Power International Pty Ltd
Sonovia Holdings LLC
Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement $3,000,000 $9,896,285 Austrak Pty Ltd
Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd
University of Southern Queensland
Design and manufacturing of a 6000 m depth rated medium work class ROV $2,996,500 $8,061,015 Total Marine Technology Pty Ltd
Sapurakencana Australia Pty Ltd
University of Western Australia
Breaking the Mould: Making Australian Advanced Manufacturing Portable $1,486,200 $4,013,700 Effusiontech Pty Ltd
Charles Darwin University
PW Baxter & Associates Pty Ltd
A big health data analytics & insights platform for the MTP sector $1,948,008 $4,944,001 Prospection Pty Ltd
The University of New South Wales
Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd
Australian hitech manufacturer takes-on prostate cancer $1,700,000 $4,445,000 Cyclotek (Aust) Pty Ltd
GE Healthcare Australia Pty Limited
Macquarie University
Optimising Nitrogen Recovery in Intensive Animal Production Facilities $2,469,431 $7,692,531 Coomboona Holdings Pty Ltd
CAF Consulting Services Pty Ltd
The Trustee for The Ming Family Trust
CHM Alliance Pty Ltd
The University of Melbourne
High-resolution Real-time Airborne Gravimetry $1,996,200 $6,569,290 CMG Operations Pty Ltd
Airship Solutions Pty Ltd
Curtin University
Airborne Research South Australia Limited
Geoscience Australia
Geosoft Australia Pty Ltd
Intuitive Machines LLC
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
A standardised power conversion module for ocean energy applications $2,100,000 $4,641,750 BioPower Systems Pty Ltd
C.N.C. Design Pty Ltd
Hydac Pty Ltd
The University of Adelaide


Round 2 Recipients

The following projects have been supported under the Cooperative Research Centres Projects stream of the CRC Programme.

Project title Total Grant Amount (ex GST) Total Project Value Participants (first organisation is the lead participant)
Large Area Perovskite Photovoltaic Material Coating on Glass Substrate $2,500,000 $7,182,500 Dyesol Ltd
CSR Building Products Ltd
High power density motors incorporating advanced manufacturing methods $2,500,000 $12,055,208 magniX Technologies Pty Ltd
Ferra Engineering Pty Ltd
The University of Queensland
Development of New and Unique Super High Oleic Biobased Oil $3,000,000 $10,170,754 GO Resources Pty Ltd
Kalyx Australia Pty Ltd
The trustee for Old Paroo Trust
Cargill Australia Ltd
Swinburne University of Technology
Department of Economic Development Jobs Transport and Resources
Emery Oleochemicals
Advanced Manufacturing of High Performance Building Envelope Systems $3,000,000 $10,635,000 CSR Building Products Ltd
INHABIT Australasia Pty Ltd
University of Melbourne
Bespoke lightweight automotive carbon fibre composite seats $1,425,000 $3,466,875 Quickstep Automotive Pty Ltd
Futuris Automotive Interiors (Australia) Pty Ltd
Deakin University
Targeting tropomyosin as a novel anti-cancer therapy $3,000,000 $7,450,000 Novogen Ltd
I C P – Firefly Pty Ltd
University of New South Wales
Novel Glass Technologies and Photovoltaics in Protected Cropping $1,620,470 $5,044,459 ClearVue Technologies Ltd
Edith Cowan University
Apex Greenhouses (Australia) Pty Ltd
An integrated modelling system for navigational aid in tidal inlets $425,180 $1,881,500 OMC International Pty Ltd
Pivot Maritime International Pty Ltd
University of Melbourne
MetOcean Solutions Ltd
Field deployable unit for the detection of Perfluorinated contaminants $2,830,392 $7,487,509 Envirolab Services Pty Ltd
KD Analytical Australia Pty Ltd
University of Tasmania
Universal Solar Module Inspection and Data Storage System $1,840,739 $4,399,467 BT Imaging Pty Ltd
PV Lighthouse Pty Ltd
University of New South Wales
PV Lab Australia Pty Ltd
Epho Pty Limited
DNV GL Group
Targeted therapy for sleep apnoea: A novel personalised approach $2,950,000 $10,772,924 Oventus Medical Ltd
Medical Monitoring Solutions Pty Ltd
Western Sydney University
Neuroscience Research Australia
Enhanced market agility for the Australian tea tree industry $598,992 $2,272,709 ATTIA Ltd
Southern Cross University
University of the Sunshine Coast
Offco Pty Ltd
P Guinane Pty Ltd
Vitroflora Pty Ltd
Narromine Transplants Pty Ltd
Cassegrain Tea Tree Oil Pty Ltd
Main Camp Natural Extracts Pty Ltd
Kilkie Pty Ltd
Phyllis O’Sullivan, John Murtagh & Michael Flanagan
L Rose & RA Rose
Tech-enabled Care Pathways for Head Trauma $2,200,000 $8,112,500 Neural Diagnostics Pty Ltd
GE Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd
Monash University
Industrialisation of a novel diagnostic biosensor for bladder cancer $2,430,356 $9,246,468 SMR Automotive Australia Pty Ltd
University of South Australia
Flinders University
Maddern & Catt Unit Trust
The Trustee for the Pro Health Care Hope Valley Unit Trust
Wear life extension via surface engineered laser cladding for mining $2,616,000 $8,266,000 LaserBond Ltd
Boart Longyear Ltd
University of South Australia
Graphene Supply Chain Certification $943,937 $4,321,866 Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd
Agilent Technologies Australia (M) Pty Ltd
Swinburne University of Technology
Australian Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd
Duromer Products Pty Ltd
Power Efficient Wastewater Treatment Using Graphene Oxide Technology $632,285 $1,661,785 Clean Teq Ltd
Iconic Industries Pty Ltd
Monash University


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