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Powering Australia Limited, (the team behind the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre) has been appointed to establish and operate the Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre (Powering Australia) for the next four years with $14million Federal funding.

It will help to create the conditions for success in clean-tech manufacturing by connecting businesses, accelerating commercialisation activity and building workforce capability.

Why Us?

We have established a new entity, Powering Australia Limited to undertake the role of the Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre (Powering Australia). Over the past four years the FBICRC team have delivered new manufacturing capabilities across the country, influenced State, Federal and International policy and added value to industry through our research portfolio.

We will bring our track record of success and extensive national network spanning industry, government and academia to deliver national benefits through Powering Australia.


Our Powering Australia model will provide opportunities across the country as we will operate five nodes across five states and will focus on three areas:


Miners to manufacturers, and cities to regions


Australian inventions and help accelerate the path to market


We will work to build the workforce of the future

$20.3M funding boost
for Powering Australia

The team behind Powering Australia and the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre are delighted to have been allocated $20.3M over five years, to enhance industry and research collaboration, including workforce training for battery research, manufacturing, transport and, as part of the Albanese Government’s latest budget.

This latest funding is part of the Government’s broader Future Made in Australia Act that provides targeted support to address strategic and structural challenges in the economy, with commitments totalling $19.7 billion over 10 years.

The work we have done at the FBICRC over the past five years and our early work to establish the Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre, confirms Australia can be competitive across a broad range of renewables with the right technology, at the right scale, with the right investment mechanisms to support those efforts.

Shannon O’Rourke welcomed the additional funding and commended the Government for backing Australian know how, with a clear vision underpinned by targeted policy measures and substantial investment.

Shared Opportunities

Our modelling indicates 150,000 jobs will be created through the energy transition and we will work with our partners to ensure that communities across the country can share in those opportunities.

Powering Australia will work with Many Rivers and the First Nations Clean Energy Network to engage with First Nations peoples in the roll out of the program.

Our aim is to ensure that metropolitan, regional and remote communities can share in the benefits of the energy transition through employment and skill development opportunities.


How You Can Participate

We are seeking foundation partners and clean-tech businesses to join us in the roll out of this once in a century opportunity.

Working together we will:

  • Connect critical minerals miners to renewable technologies
  • Orchestrate common user facilities across multiple states to support innovation
  • Consolidate industry supply chains and build a workforce through focused Government support
  • Contribute strategic policy advice to Government for the benefit of industry
  • Deliver an annual Powering Up report, to inform and call others to action

How You Can Benefit

Foundation partners can expect to benefit from:

  • Sharing in the benefits of field trials, de-risking and accelerating new technology investment
  • Receiving assistance to discover local content, and build workforces suited to your needs
  • Helping to shape the direction of this nationally important body
  • Demonstrating support of manufacturing in your Australian Industry Participation Plans
  • Being acknowledged on the annual Powering Up report, and other publications

What’s Next...

Contact us on to find out how you can get involved.