Cooperative Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) are External Research Centres which are consortia of industry, university and government organisations, that are funded under the Commonwealth's CRC scheme. The Commonwealth's CRC website is http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/Collaboration/CRC. Many CRCs are incorporated organisations whilst others operate as unincorporated joint ventures.

Following a review in 2014/15 the new Cooperative Research Centres Programme was released on 21 December 2015. The new CRC Programme Guidelines can be found on the Programme Guidelines page. These guidelines encompass both the CRC and CRC-Project streams.

The CRC Association (CRCA) is a not-for-profit organisation operating to promote the pursuit of science, particularly through the Australian Government’s CRC Program. CRCA's web site is http://crca.asn.au .

Capital Markets CRC (CMCRC)

CEO: Prof Michael Aitken

Contact:
Phone: 02 8088 4200
Email: admin@cmcrc.com

Presiding faculty:
UNSW Business School

Mission statement of the centre:

Technology innovation in capital and insurance markets has the potential to significantly impact the wealth and wellbeing of market participants and the economy as a whole. Our vision is to support these goals by creating and promoting technologies that increase the efficiency and integrity of capital and insurance markets locally and globally. Benefiting from Australia’s position as an early innovator in the security markets technology domain, the CMCRC seeks to ‘take Australian technology to the world’.

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CRC for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC)

CEO: Ms Tania Constable

Contact:
Phone: 02 6120 1600
Email: info@co2crc.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

Our mission:

  • To contribute to the resolution of a significant global environment problem through participation in international programs such as the Climate Action Partnership;
  • To offer excellence in greenhouse gas technologies education and training;
  • To enable Australia to decrease its CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, maintain the competitiveness of its industries and exports and develop new commercial (including hydrogen-based) opportunities, and
  • To undertake outstanding research into new CO2 sequestration technologies, to demonstrate that CO2 capture and storage is economically and environmentally sustainable.

 

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CRC for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC)

CEO (on leave until January 2014): Prof Sylvia Rodger
Acting CEO: Ms Kris Trott

Contact:
Phone: 07 3273 0000
Email: kmellinfont@autismcrc.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC) is the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focussed on Autism. We are taking a "whole-of-life" approach to Autism focussing on diagnosis, education and adult life.

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CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRC-LCL)

CEO: Prof Deo Prasad

Contact:
Phone: 02 9385 5402
Email: info@carbonlivingcrc.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Built Environment

Mission statement of the centre:

The Low Carbon Living CRC brings together key property, planning, engineering and policy organisations with leading Australian researchers to develop new social, technological and policy tools for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment. The CRC will help unlock barriers to cost-effective carbon reduction opportunities, empower communities and facilitate the widespread adoption of integrated renewable energy. This will enable the sector to transition and contribute to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions targets while maintaining industry competitiveness and improving quality of life.

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CRC for Spatial Information (CRCSI)

CEO: Dr Peter Woodgate

Contact:
Phone: 03 8344 9200

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

We conduct user-driven research in spatial information that address issues of national importance. We also perform commissioned research projects for key clients. Our vision is spatially enabling Australia and New Zealand. The CRCSI will be widely recognised for its high impact, collaborative research that leads to accelerated industry growth, improved social well-being and a more sustainable environment.

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Data to Decisions CRC

Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC)

CEO: Dr Sanjay Mazumdar

Contact:
Phone: 08 8302 8978
Email: info@d2dcrc.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

The Data to Decisions CRC will research and develop robust tools to efficiently extract intelligence and unforeseen insights from "Big Data" within a balanced privacy paradigm. It will maximise the ability of Australia's Defence and National Security agencies to make critical decisions faster and more accurately, helping to build a safer and more secure nation. By addressing this need, the D2D CRC will also build technology and a workforce that can be transitioned to other sectors to generate economic benefit in those markets.

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Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC)

CEO: Dr5 Mark Hodge

Contact:
Phone: 0421 613 382
Email: enquiries@imcrc.org

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

It is the mission of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre to develop, adapt and utilise emerging enabling technology platforms and to build innovative business organisations active in global value chains by bringing together the best and brightest of industry and research in purposeful collaboration and innovation.

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Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC (Lowitja Institute CRC)

CEO: Mr Romlie Mokak

Contact:
Phone: 03 8341 5555
Email: admin@lowitja.org.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

To achieve equity in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Poultry CRC

CEO: Prof Mingan Choct

Contact:
Phone: 02 6773 3051

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

The Poultry CRC’s major challenge is to help Australia achieve sustainable, ethical poultry production in the face of population growth and climate change. The Poultry CRC conducts research and drives education and training to help Australia’s poultry industries produce more from less, sustainably.

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