Cooperative Research Centres Program: Impact Evaluation

Client: Department of Industry, Science and Resources


The evaluation team found that:

  • the CRC Program is working well and meeting its objectives
  • CRCs will generate an estimated $32.5 billion of economic impacts over the life of the program
  • Australia’s GDP is estimated to increase by $5.61 for every dollar of government funding for CRCs since 2005
  • completed CRC Projects are estimated to return $7.73 in economic benefit for every dollar of government funding since 2016.

Stakeholders and partners consider that the program:

  • helps industries be more competitive, sustainable and productive
  • increases the quality and strength of collaboration between industry and research organisations
  • improves commercialisation and enhances the capability of the research workforce.

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