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Cooperative funding now available

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews and the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan have prioritised critical minerals projects at the announcement of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps) Round 7.

The CRC-P grants will support the commercialisation of technologies, products and services solving challenges and providing tangible benefits for the mining industry.

METS companies working with researchers and the community on industry-led projects for the mining sector are encouraged to apply for funding of up to $3 million, over a maximum period of 3 years.

Up to $20 million will be available for critical minerals applications which are necessary in the manufacture of high-tech and high value products including electric vehicles, battery storage, smart phones, laptops and other electronics and industrial applications.

Critical minerals such as lithium, cobalt and titanium have been recognised by the Federal Government as essential to the nation's economic and strategic security.

Information about the CRC-P Round 7, including the grant opportunity guidelines and fact sheets are available on