About

ABOUT THE CRC PROGRAM

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, and provides grant funding for up to 10 years.

Since its inception in 1990, the CRC Program has committed to $4.6 billion in funding to support the establishment of over 221 CRC grants 76 CRC-P Grants – a total of 297 collaborations funded over the program’s lifetime.

This program aims to:

Improve competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries, especially where Australia has competitive strength, and in-line with government priorities.

Encourage and facilitate small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research.

Focus high quality research to solve industry-identified problems through industry-led and outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations.

CRCs are established as independent entities, and are governed as incorporated companies limited by guarantee.

KEY Contacts:

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Dr Michael O’Shea

Deputy Director Operations
The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
The University of Queensland
michael.oshea@uq.edu.au
0439 875 574

Oliver Frith

Business Development Manager
The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
The University of Queensland
o.frith@uq.edu.au
0439 771 373