The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party

Federal Member for Curtin

7 December 2017



Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP congratulated local businesses Emvision Medical Devices and First Graphite Limited on receiving significant federal funding for the development of their respective projects.

Emvision, with the support of a $2.6 million grant, will partner with The University of Queensland, GE Healthcare Australia, and Metro South Hospital and Health Service to deliver a portable, non-invasive brain scanner for early stroke detection and monitoring.

Nedlands-based First Graphite Limited, with Swinburne University of Technology, Flinders University of South Australia and Kremford Pty Ltd, has also received $1.5 million for the development of a high performance alternative to lithium ion batteries.

Emvision and First Graphite Limited are one of 15 projects to share in $33 million in funding delivered under the fourth round of the Government’s Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) initiative.

Since the CRC-P initiative commenced in 2016, the Government has invested in 48 collaborative projects to help solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes.

“This demonstrates the Government’s commitment to promoting innovation, improving competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries,”

“These projects are delivering real outcomes for Australia’s industry sectors including in energy, mining and resources, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and transport.” Minister Bishop said.

Applications for round five of the CRC-P initiative will open in February 2018, with funding outcomes expected to be announced in June 2018.

For further information on the CRC-P initiative and a list of recipients visit:


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