Cooperative Research Centres

Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) are a significant part of the national innovation system, facilitating medium- to long-term collaborations between research organisations, government and industry in discrete discipline areas that aim to translate research into practice and products.

Established in 1990, the program has helped address community and industry challenges, commercialised research, delivered significant social and economic benefits and generated skilled graduates with industry experience. Following completion of government funding, some CRCs transition to successful independent entities addressing new challenges or opportunities. These can be viewed below.

The NSW Government has supported a range of NSW Cooperative Research Centre bids, most recently through the Research Acceleration & Attraction Program, and NSW Government agencies are themselves participants in a range of centres.

CRCs in NSW have operated in fields of human health, primary industries, mining, manufacturing, environment and services, including capital markets, smart services, asthma, hearing, vision, environmental biotechnology, bushfires, energy pipelines, the poultry industry, mental health and spatial information.


Application process - Co-investment support for NSW CRCs (Round 20)

RAAP applications open.

Thursday 10 October 2019

RAAP applications close.

Friday 1 November 2019

Applicants are informed of the outcome.

December 2019

Guidelines can be downloaded here

Application forms can be downloaded here.


Application process - Co-investment support for NSW CRC-Projects (Round 6)

RAAP applications open.

Thursday 10 October 2019

RAAP applications close.

Friday 1 November 2019

Applicants are informed of the outcome.

December 2019

Guidelines can be downloaded here

Application forms can be downloaded here.


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 can be viewed here. Source: CRC Program Guidelines

Details of recent funding recipients for CRCs in NSW can be viewed here.

Information on CRCs which have transitioned into different entities can be viewed here.

Information on legacy CRCs can be viewed here.


Contact

For any further questions, please contact Centine Wilbello, Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, on (02) 9338 6784 or centine.wilbello@chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au