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positive economy in Australia
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A “nature positive economy” restores and protects the natural systems and processes crucial for human health and well-being, while also generating profits for the economy.

WHO WE ARE

The Nature Positive Economy Cooperative Research Centre CRC) is a bid under development to be submitted to the Australian Government for funding support in March 2024.

The CRC aims to develop future carbon and nature solutions that enable economic, environmental and social outcomes.

GET INVOLVED - Stage 1

For Stage 1, we are looking for a range of partners to help shape the proposal and what it will achieve. Partners can support the bid through cash or in-kind contributions:

Major Partners make a significant contribution to the objectives of the Nature Positive Economy CRC over a 10-year timeframe. In practice, this means a cumulative cash investment over 10 years of at least $2 million.

Partners have a strong commitment to a particular program or project of the Nature Positive Economy CRC and are investing for a specific outcome. Partners make a minimum cumulative cash investment of $250,000 or more over 10 years.

Collaborating organisations can also choose to partner with the CRC on a project-by project basis. Depending on the project and its alignment with the contracted outputs of the CRC, there may also be an opportunity for leveraging further CRC investment to match the industry investment.

How to Participate

Industry Partners

Tiers
Investment over 10 years
Benefits to Partners
CORE
$2.5 million ($250,000 per annum)

plus in-kind
  • Right to nominate and vote on board members
  • Opportunity to participate in Research Program design
  • Opportunity to nominate Industry Research Leaders
  • Design own research projects for approval by the Board
  • Opportunity to invest in the NPE CRC Venture Fund
  • Opportunity to seek investment from the Venture Fund
  • Participate in commercialising research arising from own investment
  • Preference to have at least one project running at all times during the life of the CRC while a Partner
  • Participation in CRC conferences, seminars, training, and networking events
KEY
$1 million ($100,000 per annum)

plus in-kind
  • Design own research projects for approval by the Board
  • Have one or more PhD students working on own projects
  • Right to recommend additional research projects for investment
  • Participate in commercialising research arising from own investment
  • Opportunity to seek investment from the Venture Fund
  • Participation in CRC conferences, seminars, training, and networking events
ASSOCIATE
In-kind only
  • Participate in research projects
  • Opportunity to provide advice on research project design
  • Right to recommend research projects for investment
  • Opportunity to seek investment from the Venture Fund
  • Participation in CRC conferences, seminars, training, and networking events
Tier
CORE
Investment over 10 years
$2.5 million ($250,000 per annum) plus in-kind
Benefits to Partners
  • Right to nominate and vote on board members
  • Opportunity to participate in Research Program design
  • Opportunity to nominate Industry Research Leaders
  • Design own research projects for approval by the Board
  • Opportunity to invest in the NPE CRC Venture Fund
  • Opportunity to seek investment from the Venture Fund
  • Participate in commercialising research arising from own investment
  • Preference to have at least one project running at all times during the life of the CRC while a Partner
  • Participation in CRC conferences, seminars, training, and networking events
Tier
KEY
Investment over 10 years
$1 million ($100,000 per annum)plus in-kind
Benefits to Partners
  • Design own research projects for approval by the Board
  • Have one or more PhD students working on own projects
  • Right to recommend additional research projects for investment
  • Participate in commercialising research arising from own investment
  • Opportunity to seek investment from the Venture Fund
  • Opportunity to seek investment from the Venture Fund
  • Participation in CRC conferences, seminars, training, and networking events
Tier
ASSOCIATE
Investment over 10 years
In-kind only
Benefits to Partners
  • Participate in research projects
  • Opportunity to provide advice on research project design
  • Right to recommend research projects for investment
  • Opportunity to seek investment from the Venture Fund
  • Participation in CRC conferences, seminars, training, and networking events

Research Partners

Tiers
Investment over 10 years
Benefits to Partners
RESEARCH
$500,000 ($50,000 per annum) plus in-kind
  • Nominate Research Leaders to be seconded to the CRC
  • Participate in Research Program design
  • Lead research projects
  • Host postdocs paid for by the CRC
  • Host and supervise PhD students paid for by CRC
  • Opportunity to invest in the NPE CRC Venture Fund
  • Opportunity to seek investment from the Venture Fund
  • Opportunity to negotiate stake in products taken to commercialisation
  • Other benefits, including participation in CRC conferences, seminars, and networking events
Tier
RESEARCH
Investment over 10 years
$500,000 ($50,000 per annum) plus in-kind
Benefits to Partners
  • Nominate Research Leaders to be seconded to the CRC
  • Participate in Research Program design
  • Lead research projects
  • Host postdocs paid for by the CRC
  • Host and supervise PhD students paid for by CRC
  • Opportunity to invest in the NPE CRC Venture Fund
  • Opportunity to seek investment from the Venture Fund
  • Opportunity to negotiate stake in products taken to commercialisation
  • Other benefits, including participation in CRC conferences, seminars, and networking events

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We are in the consultation phase and seeking your feedback on the key elements of success for a national, translational research centre that supports Australia’s transition to a nature positive economy.

During bid development, we will be seeking partners to provide a commitment of intent to engage with and support this CRC.

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