The Collaborative Research Business Model
The CRC-P scheme provides a funding opportunity for a larger-scale, collaborative project between at least two SMEs and UNSW. In the past, the UNSW DRI has worked with an SME to develop a proposal in an emerging market in which UNSW is a recognised research leader.
The proposal leveraged the ability of UNSW researchers to develop a prototype capability and the SMEs capability to commercialise project outcomes for market release.
This proposal was highly successful, and the SME partner received $3 million – the maximum award available – from the CRC-P program. One of the criteria in the CRC-P selection process was evidence of previous collaboration between the lead SME and UNSW. This criterion was able to be demonstrated through the previous IC programs and the follow-on Commonwealth contracts resulting from those projects.
The UNSW DRI team can provide further information on how we can partner to leverage programs such as those described above to create value and ongoing revenue in the Defence market.
For more information Contact Business Development Manager Mick Cook