Defence Cooperative Research Centres

The Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program forms part of the Next Gen Tech Fund. The program will establish Defence CRCs, each focused on a high-priority next generation technology with the potential to have a game-changing effect on Defence capabilities.

Through Defence CRCs, Defence seeks to link industry, particularly small to medium enterprises, with academia and DST scientists to create vibrant collaborative research and innovation networks focusing on Defence capability outcomes.

Defence CRCs will be established with topics identified through analysis and consultation with Defence, including taking note of the outcomes of the Technology Foresighting program.

Defence CRC opportunities

There are currently no opportunities available to participate in a new Defence CRC.

Details of new CRCs and how to apply are made available via special notices.

Existing Defence CRCs

Opportunities may be available to participate in Australia’s first Defence CRC.

The Defence CRC for Trusted Autonomous Systems is developing autonomous and robotic technologies to improve Australia’s defence and national security capabilities.

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