Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Polymers
The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Polymers is focused on developing ‘functional’ and higher value-added specialty polymers for emerging high-growth opportunities.
Its activities are creating research synergies between Australian polymer scientists and engineers and other areas of research and economic strength, and the technologies that it delivers will result in growth in the biotechnology, energy, mining, agricultural and manufacturing sectors of the economy.
Its research activities are conducted in four programs: biomedical polymers, advanced polymeric materials, polymers for sustainable development, and engineering and design.
The CRC is an incorporated joint venture between participant organisations that include universities in four Australian states, government research laboratories, early-stage technology companies and international corporations.
Now in its fifteenth year of operation, CRC for Polymers commenced a third period of funding in July 2005 under the Cooperative Research Centres Programme. Over seven years it will invest more than $100 million on its research, commercialisation, administration, and education and training programs. $32 million of its funding will come from the CRC Programme, with the rest coming from the Centre’s participants which contribute cash and in-kind resources.
Main business focus/
Listing by sector:
- Medical Devices - Biomaterials
|Contact person||Dr Ian Dagley|
|Address||8 Redwood Drive|
|Phone||+61 3 9518 0400|
|Fax||03 9543 2167|