Some of these will be CRCs

The short-list for Round 22 of the Cooperative Research Centre programme is announced

The five projects are,

Digital Finance CRC: “to develop and commercially exploit … the universal digitisation of all assets so they can be traded and exchanged directly and in real-time

One Basin CRC: “connecting communities, industry and researchers to manage climate and water risks in the Murray-Darling Basin”

Longevity CRC: to drive economic growth from the bonus of Australians living longer

Marine Bio-products CRC: “from bio-marine discovery to markets in health, nutrition, agriculture, aquaculture, and biomaterials”

Heavy industry low carbon transition: “expedite the decarbonisation of Australia’s heavy industrial processes”

Bids are due in January, with interviews expected late February.