43PL, The CRCSI’s Industry Cluster

Unique in the 27-year history of the Australian Government’s CRC Programme, 43PL is a proprietary limited company structured to enable SMEs to partner alongside big government agencies and universities in collaborative and complex R&D projects for commercial gain.

Since inception, 43PL has involved over 100 companies. These companies have received over $20m in direct funding from the CRCSI and participated in around 100 projects.  Surveys of 43PL members have consistently reported strong support for the engagement model. Citing, as a key benefit, the ease with which companies can network with collaboration partners across all sectors. Members also regularly single out the value of the CRCSI annual conference as an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology and new developments in a trusted and non-competitive environment.