Developing pathways and tools for Australia's

industries to become nature positive.

A nature positive industry repairs and regenerates the natural systems it impacts rather than contributing to their decline.

WHO WE ARE

The Nature Positive Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will develop solutions for Australian industries to reposition from being extractive to nature positive. Organisations who lead the thinking on how to transition to nature positive have co-designed an integrated research program to bring together knowledge and data, create solutions to tackle the identified challenges, and build a new nature positive industry.

In March 2024, we submitted a Stage 1 application to the Australian Government for funding support. We are now preparing for Stage 2 which is anticipated to open in June 2024.

GET INVOLVED - Stage 2

Stage 2 of the CRC bid process is anticipated to close in August 2024. We still have space for partners in the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Mining and Resources
  • Renewable Energy
  • Banking, Finance and Insurance
  • Urban Development and Construction

 

Partner Categorisation

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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