Advancing Technologies, Products, and Services
The Albanese Government has unveiled Round 15 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants, calling on businesses to submit groundbreaking proposals for cutting-edge technologies, products, and services.
With an ambitious allocation of approximately $40 million in grants, the government aims to bolster the circular economy and support key priorities outlined in the National Reconstruction Fund.
A Call for Innovation
Under this latest initiative, the government encourages small and medium businesses to submit projects that align with the circular economy principles or directly contribute to the National Reconstruction Fund’s critical objectives.
Moreover, applications that address National Science and Research priorities are also welcome to participate in Round 15.
Since the inception of the CRC-P scheme in 2016, the Australian government has invested over $500 million in more than 200 local businesses and organizations across the nation.
The impressive funding has fostered a culture of innovation and collaboration, driving groundbreaking research and development efforts.
The recent rounds of the CRC-P grants have resulted in several groundbreaking initiatives, transforming various industries:
- Enhanced Medical Innovation: A medical device that monitors catheter locations in vulnerable premature babies, providing vital support in intensive care settings.
- Sustainable Wind Energy: A revolutionary process for recycling wind turbine blades, tackling a pressing challenge in renewable energy.
- Advancing Winemaking: Addressing ‘no and low alcohol’ winemaking challenges, including microbial stability, shelf-life, and textural enhancements.
Businesses and organizations seeking to seize this transformative opportunity have a six-week window to apply for Round 15.
The application period commences on [Insert Date] and closes on 14 September 2023. To explore more about the grant program and to submit applications, visit the official website at www.business.gov.au/crc-p.
Honoring Progress and Vision
Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic, hailed the significance of these grants in advancing recycling technologies and fostering a circular economy in Australia.
Stressing the program’s short-term support of up to three years for collaborative research projects, the minister also highlighted the program’s role in fortifying the burgeoning quantum computer sector and bolstering robotics companies.
The CRC-P grants signify a transformative step towards a future where innovative ideas and collaborative efforts reign supreme. As Australian businesses and organizations embark on this journey of innovation, the nation’s potential for scientific and technological breakthroughs soars to unprecedented heights.