GET INVOLVED - Stage 2

Round 2 of the CRC is anticipated to close in August 2024. There is still space for partners in the following industries:

  • Indigenous owned and managed enterprises
  • Agriculture and Food industries (and their supply chains)
  • Mining and Resources
  • Urban Development and Construction
  • Finance
  • Tourism
  • Renewable Energy

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

What You Will Achieve

By partnering with the Nature Positive Economy CRC you will demonstrate your altruistic commitment to the future of a sustainable Australia and actively contribute to a better future for all by enabling our economy to transition to one that recognises and values nature in a fair, consistent and transparent way. Furthermore you’ll gain unparalleled opportunities to be at the forefront of sustainable development, scientific innovation, and profitable environmental strategies through:

  1. Investable Projects Identification: Learn how to identify and facilitate landscape-scale projects that are ripe for investment, thereby enhancing your environmental impact while maximizing ROI.
  2. Cost-Effective Restoration: Engage in the creation and scaling of low-cost methods for restoring landscapes, offering a viable and profitable model for ecosystem rehabilitation.
  3. Actual Outcome Measurements: Be part of the pioneering efforts to develop and test new measurement methods that rely on actual outcomes instead of modelled ones. This ensures more accurate and trustworthy environmental data.
  1. Biggest Dataset in Carbon & Biodiversity: Access and contribute to Australia’s largest dataset on carbon and biodiversity value. This creates a market for safely trading critical environmental data.
  2. Innovative Financial Products: Take part in the development of new financial products, such as specialized insurance, loans, and credits, that are tailored for environmentally sustainable projects
  3. Australia’s First Nature Positive Economy Standard: Play a pivotal role in the development of the country’s first standard for a Nature Positive Economy, setting benchmarks for sustainable practice that will guide industries for years to come.

By partnering with us, you don’t just become a part of an initiative; you become a catalyst for a sustainable and prosperous future.

What we (the CRC) will give back

In reciprocation for your partnership and investment in the Nature Positive Economy CRC, we are committed to empowering you with a host of exclusive opportunities to influence, engage, and prosper. You’re not just a partner; you’re a pivotal player in our mission. As such, we offer you (core partners) the invaluable right to nominate and vote on our board members. To further your direct impact, you’ll have a seat at the table in our Research Program design and the ability to nominate Industry Research Leaders.

For Key and Core Partners, your investment comes full circle as you’re offered the chance to design research projects tailored to your interests (subject to board approval). For all partners, your financial or in-kind involvement can extend to the NPE CRC Venture Fund, both as an investor and a beneficiary, creating a mutual growth potential. We give preference to our core partners to have at least one active project at all times during the CRC’s lifespan, amplifying your influence and returns. Finally, we extend to you (all partners) access to an elite calendar of CRC conferences, seminars, training, and networking events—our way of ensuring you’re always ahead of the curve in sustainability and innovation.

Stay Engaged

Community Square

We’re thrilled to introduce our monthly Community Square meetings, an exclusive forum open only to potential partners in active negotiations with us. These curated events offer an in-depth look at critical issues in the nature-positive economy and a chance to hear firsthand from those already making an impact. Interest in becoming a partner with Nature Positive Economy CRC is exceptionally high, and spots are filling rapidly. If you are in the process of negotiating a partnership with us, you’ll receive an invite to these invaluable sessions. Catch a glimpse of our previous Community Square discussions on our YouTube channel. If you’re keen on joining the ranks of our potential partners and participating in these enlightening meetings, please contact us to express your interest.

Social Media

Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to stay informed on the latest advancements in the nature-positive economy. We regularly post updates on bid progress, ongoing projects, sustainable practices, and research findings. Our channels serve as a credible source for real-time information that is crucial for stakeholders and community members who are serious about making impactful changes. Keep up-to-date and join a well-informed community by following us here:

Get in Contact

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.

If you would like to discuss a partnership or provide feedback on what the key elements should be for our research or education and training programs, please contact +61 (0) 8 8313 0543 or email admin@naturepositivecrc.com.au

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