Centre part of new Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

16 April 2019

On 16 April 2019, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, announced $70 million in CRC Program funding for the Blue Economy CRC.

The Centre for Policy Futures is part of the new Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), for which funding was announced this morning. The Blue Economy CRC will bring together national and international expertise in aquaculture, marine renewable energy and marine engineering as part of a collaborative effort between industry, researchers and the community to develop innovative and sustainable offshore industries to increase Australian seafood and marine renewable energy production.

 

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Blue Economy CRC

Grant Funding (GST excl): $70,000,000 over 10 years

Participant Contributions: $258,687,981 (cash and in-kind)

The Blue Economy CRC will bring together national and international expertise in aquaculture, marine renewable energy and marine engineering as part of a collaborative effort between industry, researchers and the community to develop innovative and sustainable offshore industries to increase Australian seafood and marine renewable energy production.

SmartSat CRC

Grant Funding (GST excl): $55,000,000 over 7 years

Participant Contributions: $167,316,158 (cash and in-kind)

The SmartSat CRC will foster the creation of next generation space-technologies and make Australia more competitive in the global space economy by supporting the next wave of growth in critical industries including agriculture, transport, logistics, communications and mining, generating new high-tech jobs and strengthening national defence and security.

Future Battery Industries CRC

Grant Funding (GST excl): $25,000,000 over 6 years

Participant Contributions: $110,885,882 (cash and in-kind)

The Future Battery Industries CRC will address industry identified gaps in the battery industries value chain, support battery deployment and optimise the circular economy for battery waste recycling resulting in value creation, sustainability and global competitiveness of Australia’s battery value chain.

Future Food Systems CRC

Grant Funding (GST excl): $35,000,000 over 10 years

Participant Contributions: $149,580,122 (cash and in-kind)

The Future Food Systems CRC will work across the food supply chain and incorporate innovations in protected cropping, advanced manufacturing, smart logistics and food science to underpin high value industries in agrifood hubs and position Australia as a leader in supply of premium, nutritionally dense food goods.

 

CRC Round 19

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation and Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia have announced the outcomes of the CRC Round 19.

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Digital Health CRC

Grant Funding (GST excl): $55,000,000 over 7 years

Participant Contributions: $174,224,000 (cash and in-kind)

The Digital Health CRC will improve the health and health care of Australians and advance the economy through collaborative research and development that combines multi-disciplinary skills, industry knowledge, technologies, networks and data to: empower consumers; understand and manage health risks of individuals and communities; support clinical practice; improve system efficiency and access to quality care; and build and enhance businesses to provide high value jobs and solutions in a growing global market.

Fight Food Waste CRC

Grant Funding (GST excl): $30,000,000 over 10 years

Participant Contributions: $102,900,000 (cash and in-kind)

To secure Australia's food future, the Fight Food Waste CRC will reduce food waste throughout the supply chain, transform unavoidable waste into innovative high-value co-products and engage with industry and consumers to deliver behavioural change. Winning this fight has a $20 billion annual prize by increasing industry profitability, tackling food insecurity and enhancing Australia’s reputation as a sustainable and trusted producer of premium food products.

Future Fuels CRC

Grant Funding (GST excl): $26,250,000 over 7 years

Participant Contributions: $64,389,000 (cash and in-kind)

The Future Fuels CRC will provide enabling research and development to transition energy infrastructure to a low-carbon economy using fuels such as hydrogen and biogas. It will develop transition pathways for existing infrastructure and equipment to transport and use these new fuels today and well into the future. Collaborating with over 50 companies, 6 universities, the energy market operator and state regulators, this CRC will realise the potential to store and deliver reliable, clean, and affordable energy through both new and repurposed networks.

MinEx CRC

Grant Funding (GST excl): $50,000,000 over 10 years

Participant Contributions: $165,738,000 (cash and in-kind)

Current declining mineral discovery rates mean fewer future mines. MinEx CRC will create new opportunities for mineral discovery by delivering: more productive, safer and environmentally friendly drilling methods; new technologies for collecting data while drilling; and exploration data on never before sampled deposits. The outcomes will also grow the high value Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector.

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