The MBB-CRC Translating Australian Marine Resource Discovery to Global Markets
Australia’s traditional marine bio-industries, primarily fishing and aquaculture, utilise only a tiny fraction of the nation’s discoveries for global markets in marine science and biotechnology. The proposed MBB-CRC is a unique and exciting collaboration between research and industry aimed at unlocking the full potential of Australia’s marine biodiversity and their bioactive compounds, translating these into sustainably produced products.Learn More
"To grow and position the Australian Marine Bio-products and Biotechnology R&D and industry as a global leader in developing and commercializing marine bio-products through capacity building, international partnership, and sustainable & strategic utilisation of Australia’s abundant marine biodiversity. "
what is the crc
The Cooperative Research Centre program was established in 1990. The program is administered by Australian Industry, a division within the federal department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The program is a competitive, merit-based grant program that supports industry-led collaboration between researchers, industry, and the community. Since its inception, the Australian Government has invested more than
$4.2 billion in over 100 CRC’s.
The Cooperative Research Centre for Marine Bio-products and Biotechnology (MBB-CRC)
A balanced portfolio utilising Australia's marine bioresources underpinned by commercialisation, education and training.
Marine Bio-products for Human Health and Nutrition
Improve existing marine-derived bio-products; Novel bioactive bio-products; New product formulation technologies for functional ingredients; Integrated bio-product functional test platforms for nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, functional foods and ingredients; Health claims and efficacy of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, functional foods and ingredients; Innovative integrated biorefinery processing technologies optimising profitability and sustainability metrics; Capacity to support regulatory approval of functional bio-products; Market assessment and development for the human health and nutrition products industry.
Marine-Derived Agricultural Products
Improved existing marine-derived agricultural products; Novel and bioactive agricultural products; Efficacy of marine agricultural products in greenhouse and field applications; Market assessment and development of the Australian marine agricultural products industry; Cost efficient green processing technologies for agricultural products with competitive advantages; Innovative processing technologies for new agricultural products.
Sustainable Marine Bioresources
Marine animal and algae derived bioactive libraries ready for marine bio-product commercialisation; Sustainable, scalable and cost-effective cultivation of species compatible within Australian environments; Sustainable wild harvesting and cultivation of species for bio-products demanded by global markets; Cost-effective on-farm harvesting, drying and storage of marine biomass ready for advanced processing; Environmental, ecological and risk assessment of culture methods; Policies for wild harvesting and cultivation of marine species at industry scale.
Commercialisation, Education and Training (CET) in the MBB-CRC will create globally connected leaders, build the future workforce, educate and engage with community, enable and accelerate commercialisation.