About us

Introducing the Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre

The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) supports the rail sector by developing new technologies and knowledge to enhance Australia’s rail manufacturing capacity and competitiveness. Formed in 2014, our members include innovative rail manufacturing multinationals, innovative SMEs and key research providers.

We aim to assist industry to transform the global rail manufacturing supply chain by fostering, sponsoring and directing collaborative research and innovative commercialisation partnerships between key stakeholders in the rail manufacturing sector. Our stakeholders include members from the rail manufacturing sector, leading research and development participants, industry peak bodies and Federal and State Governments.

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The Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Programme

Funding for the Rail Manufacturing CRC (of up to $100m of cash and in-kind contributions) is provided by its member participants and the Australian Federal Government through the Business Cooperative Research Centres Programme.

The CRC programme supports industry led end-user driven research collaborations to address the major challenges facing Australia – with Cooperative Research Centres operating across all sectors of Australia’s economy and society. Further information about the Australian Government CRC programme is available at www.business.gov.au.

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