Applications opened on Thursday morning for Round 11 of CRC-P grants of between $100,000 and $3 million.
For CRC-P support, projects can run up to three years and must have a minimum of two Australian industry partners (with one SME) and feature a research institute as a partner.
The round is open to all manufacturers, but the business.gov.au website cautions that it “will have a focus on supporting projects that align with the National Manufacturing Priorities” announced in October last year. The six favoured sectors are
- Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing
- Food & Beverage
- Medical Products
- Recycling & Clean Energy
Round 11 would also support two projects with a total of up to $6 million for Regional CRC-Ps. These must:
– certify that the project will be based in a regional area; and
– at least one Australian industry entity project partner will relocate from a capital city or the Australian Capital Territory for the duration of the project.
The federal regional grants “are the first in a suite of decentralisation measures that will create more jobs and investment in country communities,” said minister for decentralisation and regional education Andrew Gee in a joint statement with industry minister Karen Andrews.
Applications are open until 5 pm March 25 AEDT.
More information is available here.
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