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Cooperative Research Centres

The Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants provide funding for medium to long-term, industry-led research collaborations.

Future Battery Industries CRC

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The Future Battery Industries CRC (FBI CRC) is enabling the growth of battery industries to power Australia’s future and ensure Australia plays a leading role in the global battery revolution. MRIWA is a key participant, contributing $6 million over 6 years, of which $500,000 is contributed by the Western Australian Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

Optimising Resource Extraction CRC

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The Optimising Resource Extraction CRC (CRC ORE) is transforming the minerals sector by developing and deploying innovative world-class technology to effect a step change in value across the whole-of-mine system. MRIWA is a participant in CRC ORE, contributing $600,00 over 6 years.

CRC from Transformations in Mining Economies

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The CRC from Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC-TiME) will drive transformation change to enable regions and communities to transition to a prosperous and sustainable post-mine future.

Mineral Exploration CRC


The Mineral Exploration CRC (MinEx CRC) is developing more productive, safer and environmentally-friendly drilling methods to discover and drill-out deposits, including coiled tubing drilling technology and new technologies for collecting data while drilling. MRIWA is a participant in MinEx CRC, contributing $1,000,000 over 10 years.

Centres and Institutes

Australian Centre for Geomechanics

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) undertakes research, education and training activities in the geomechanics disciplines to provide industry with the necessary tools and knowledge to ensure that safety is not simply a top priority on par with productivity, but is rather an ethic that guides the planning and execution of all work. ACG is based at The University of Western Australia.

Centre for Exploration Targeting

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The Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) provides a dynamic team environment where the pressing problems of the mineral exploration industry can be addressed by teams of researchers using their collective expertise to develop innovative research solutions.

John de Laeter Research Centre

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The John de Laeter Research Centre (JdLC) provides quantitative data used to understand processes of Earth and planetary evolution, characterise the nature of resources and materials upon which our society depends, and monitor our changing environment. The centre is open to collaborative research projects, non-collaborative access to the equipment by qualified users for research purposes, and commercial services. JdLC is based at Curtin University.



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ChemCentre is Western Australia’s leading provider of specialised chemical and forensic science services. ChemCentre provides chemical and forensic science services for a safe and prosperous Western Australia and aims to provide an outstanding service to all clients, stakeholders and the wider community.

Geological Survey of Western Australia

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The Geological Survey of Western Australia is an authority within the Department of Mines and Petroleum of the Government of Western Australia that is responsible for the surveying and exploration of Western Australia’s geology.

Industry Bodies


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Mining3 is a world-leading research organisation, directed by its global mining industry members to develop and deliver transformational technology to improve the productivity, sustainability, and safety of the mining industry. Mining3 was formed in 2016 and is a partnership between the former CRC for Mining Technology and Equipment (CRCMining) and the CSIRO Mineral Resources group.

Page was last reviewed 31 August 2021

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