Economic Participation of Indigenous Communities
About EPIC CRC
EPIC CRC will use ‘two-eyed seeing’, which seeks to “learn to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous Knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of mainstream knowledges and ways of knowing, and to use both these eyes together, for the benefit of all”
EPIC CRC aims to boost the competitiveness and productivity of Indigenous agribusinesses. It will do this by addressing:
Technical challenges that limit the growth and scaling of agricultural and fisheries businesses that are producing novel foods and ingredients
Supply chain integration and system challenges that limit participation of Indigenous businesses within the agribusiness (including fisheries) sector
Capability building to grow and develop innovative Aboriginal land and water businesses.
EPIC CRC, which is co-led by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people from industry, government, community and academia, will:
Generate benefits for Indigenous businesses from better protection of the knowledge and intellectual property (IP) Indigenous people hold.
Enhance and protect biodiversity through regeneration of land and water and more sustainable land and water management.
Address a national imbalance between Indigenous and nonIndigenous businesses and realise an industry opportunity, while achieving the powerful promise that reconciliation offers Australia.
Support the achievement of solutions to address nation-wide and global impacts identified in the Australia State of the Environment report 2021.
Enhance the competitiveness of export-focused businesses to differentiate themselves in the marketplace with manufactured high valued products using unique and innovative ingredients.
In doing this, EPIC CRC will support the vision of Indigenous Business Australia, ‘To advance a nation in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are economically independent and an integral part of the economy'.