The Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources supports medium- to long-term industry-led collaborations through Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs). The program enables industry to identify and champion collaborative applied research projects.
Following a review, the program has been expanded to include Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-Ps), which are short-term research collaborations.
The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer provides co-investment support to CRCs and CRC-Ps based in NSW. In 2020, the Office provided co-investment support to:
|Renewable, Affordable and Clean Energy (RACE) for 2030||University of Technology Sydney||$300,000|
RACE for 2030 CRC will lead collaborative innovation to catalyse enhanced reliability, business cost savings, improved energy affordability, reduced carbon emissions and will accelerate development/export potential for Australian energy technology businesses.
|SmartCrete CRC||Macquarie University||$300,000||The Smartcrete Cooperative Research Centre will improve the cost, application and durability of concrete to improve the productivity and sustainability of the supply chain.|
Future Foods Systems
Agrifood leaders around Australia are seeking competitive advantage in emerging markets for customised, nutritious, provenance-verified quality foods and hybrid food/medical goods. The CRC will deliver multidisciplinary research and capability-building across:
|The University of Sydney |
To accelerate the growth of the NSW space industry by:
Autonomous Intelligent Fire Protection System
The Intelligent Autonomous Fire Protection System project will develop a unique range of fire prediction, protection and suppression systems for defence, emergency workers, the general public, commercial and suppression systems for defence, emergency workers, the general public, commercial and other novel applications for air, land and marine vehicles for all types of fire classes.
Artificial Intelligence System for Rapid Diagnostics of Disease-causing Mites and Insects
Mites and insects cause major health and economic impacts worldwide. They are difficult to identify, requiring expert advice and increasing disease control costs and mismanagement risk. The project will produce an artificial intelligence system for rapid diagnostics of house dust mites and bedbugs, calibrated against ecological and epidemiological data. This technology will result in a marketable phone app that will be of widespread use in the medical sector where entomological diagnostics are required.
Value Australia - Sharpening our land and property decisions with Artificial Intelligence
Value Australia will support Australia’s largest market, the $6.8 trillion property market, by creating valuation products that provide better information sooner to homebuyers, investors, businesses and governments whilst reducing costs and risks. Combining research in AI (machine learning), econometric modelling and urban science and extensive data assets this project will deliver secure digital valuation models and tools that cover a broad range of land and property types across Australia.
Current, Transitioned and Legacy CRCs
Information on current CRCs with NSW universities, government agencies and medical research institutes as an essential participant (persons or bodies who provide essential support, including essential cash or in-kind contributions) for the activities of the CRC. Source: CRC Program Guidelines
Developing a bid?
The OCSE may be able to connect you with interested stakeholders. If you have any questions about your CRC or CRC-P bid, please contact:
02 9338 6784