What is a CRC?

A Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is a national research centre funded by the Australian Government in partnership with industry and research partners to focus on research and development towards use and commercialisation.

CRCs are designed to:

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

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

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

They are the only government funding mechanism in Australia that gives industry 10 years of funding to solve major challenges that lead to greater global competitiveness.

The Fight Food Waste and Fraud submitted an Expression of Interest in July 2017. We were one of six CRCs selected to submit a final application which is due on 13 December 2017.