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Pollination Security
Cooperative Research Centre

A Pollination Security Cooperative Research Centre has been proposed to bring together industry, research organisations and communities to improve Australia’s pollination capabilities.

The Pollination Security CRC will drive threat adaptation for pollinators, boosting agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability for all Australians.

The role of the Pollination Security CRC

The Pollination Security CRC will co-design and implement a strategy to improve pollination security that ensures agriculture can thrive and adapt. Outcomes will include enhanced landscape management, new monitoring technologies and boosted pollinator diversity.

The CRC will build capability across the pollination sectors and drive practice change to strengthen Australia’s food security, market opportunities and ecosystem health.

Current status:

The Pollination Security CRC applied for funding as part of Round 24 of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre program.

The Pollination Security CRC did not receive funding in this round of grants.

Work continues to develop a proposal for future funding rounds.


The Australian Government’s CRC program supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers, and the community. The program aims to:

  • Improve the competitiveness, productivity, and sustainability of Australian industries in line with government priorities, especially where Australia has a competitive strength.
  • Foster high quality research to solve industry-identified problems through outcome focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations.
  • Encourage and facilitate small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research.

Since its inception in 1990, the CRC program has committed $4.6 billion in funding to support the establishment of over 221 CRC grants and 76 CRC-P Grants – a total of 297 collaborations funded over the program’s lifetime.

The Wheen Bee Foundation

Wheen Bee Foundation is acting as an independent secretariat to support the Pollination Security CRC Core Bid Group.

The Foundation has no commercial interest in any outcomes from the work of the Pollination Security CRC but is strongly committed to supporting the Pollination Security CRC because of the importance of pollination services to agriculture and the environment.

Download the Pollination Security CRC Scope Summary and Prospectus​

Pollination Security Cooperative Research Centre (PS CRC)

Contact the Pollination Security CRC

To contact the Pollination Security CRC, email Core Bid Group CEO Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck at