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CRC-P grants support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services that deliver tangible outcomes. They provide industry-led collaborations with short term (up to three years) matched funding of up to $3 million.

To support the overall aims of the CRC Program, CRC-Ps undertake the following essential activities:

  • a short term, industry-identified and industry-led collaborative research project to develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for industry and deliver tangible outcomes. Projects should benefit SMEs and increase their capacity to grow and adapt in changing markets
  • industry-focused education and training activities, such as internships and secondments between industry entities and research organisations.
  • Up to $3 million over three years is available for each CRC-P. The 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.

The funding can be used to support the costs of:

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

The funding cannot be used for the same activities or project previously or currently financed through any other funding scheme.

CRC-Ps will receive funding for a single, specified term to undertake the Project in the Funding Agreement.


Collaborations from all industry sectors, research disciplines and community sectors can apply.

A lead participant (that is an industry entity) must submit the application. The collaboration must, at a minimum, include:

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

Closing date: 27 March 2018, 5.00pm

Contact: 13 28 46

More information and to apply