Annual Report 2020-21

20 October 2021

SmartCrete CRC is up and running.

In FY2020-21, SmartCrete CRC built the foundation to effectively support Australia’s concrete ecosystem. Focusing on industry-led innovation collaboration from day one, SmartCrete facilitated conversations between industry and research partners to draw out key issues and challenges that Australia’s built environment is facing. Three research projects were fast-tracked, and one strategic project kicked off during the reporting period, with more projects being approved by the Board.

Highlights included:
  • Establishing a robust CRC entity
  • Securing high quality and strategic employees to drive industry participation
  • Securing 46 partners resulting in $36 million over the life of the CRC
  • Approving three fast track projects across two of the research program themes (Asset Management and Sustainability)
  • Developing a strategic project called the Decarbonisation Pathway for the Australian Cement and Concrete Sector which targets the Sustainability program theme
  • Conditionally endorsing eight projects that will run for up to four years and involve industry partners collaborating with our research providers. These projects represent a cash investment of almost $5.2 million of Commonwealth funds by the CRC and partner contributions


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