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CRC for Advanced Composite Structures wins new funding

The Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) congratulates the CRC for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC – ACS) on its success in the 12th Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Selection Round.

The CRC – ACS was today granted $14 million in funding to continue its work connecting Australian small and medium enterprises in manufacturing, materials supply and engineering to international value chains.

Its four research programs will bring a range of new technologies to market including breakthrough aircraft structure assembly technology, low-cost infrastructure repair, and sustainable plant-fibre biocomposites.

Dr Mark Hodge, CEO of the DMTC congratulated the CRC-ACS, explaining the interrelationship between the two organisations.

“This is an extremely important outcome for DMTC given that CRC-ACS, through its commercial arm ACS Australia, is pivotal to DMTC’s ability to continue to provide world-leading composite technology to the defence sector,” said Dr  Hodge.

Six other CRCs succeeded in the 12th round, with the seven successful CRCs receiving a total of $130 million in funding.

“These CRCs address Government priorities, including economic disadvantage in remote communities,” Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, said announcing the funding.

“I congratulate all seven groups that were successful in what has been a highly competitive round.
“It is exciting to see such dynamic groups coming together to work on some of our most pressing challenges.

“These partnerships play a crucial role in addressing Australia’s innovation needs and delivering social, environmental and economic outcomes for all Australians.”

The other successful CRCs were:

  • CRC for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management ($12 million)
  • CRC for Environmental Biotechnology ($4 million)
  • CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction ($17.5 million)
  • CRC for Remote Economic Participation ($32.5 million)
  • Wound Management Innovation CRC ($28 million)
  • Vision CRC ($22 million)
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