McGowan Government backs WA bid for battery research centre

by WA Government News | Jul 18, 2018
  • McGowan Government commits $6 million to battery industries research
  • WA well-placed to be a 'one-stop shop' for battery materials 

The McGowan Government is strongly backing a bid for a Future Batteries Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), which will be headquartered in Perth.

The State Government will invest $5.5 million through the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia and $500,000 from the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

At the end of stage one of the bid on July 3 this year, industry and research institutions have committed about $27 million and the Federal Government stands to invest $25 million.

The final decision on which bid will be successful is expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2019. 

Read more via the media statement.

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