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The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian cotton industry. A partnership between the Commonwealth Government and cotton growers, CRDC exists to invest in world-leading RD&E to benefit Australia’s dynamic cotton industry, and the wider community.

Our purpose is to power the success of Australian cotton through world-leading RD&E. Our aim is to create $2 billion in additional gross value of cotton production by 2023 through our investments in innovation and transformative technologies.

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X-Lab believes that entrepreneurs harnessing new innovations in science, engineering and business will solve the world's biggest problems.

Our main focus areas include agrifood (including agtech), aerospace, defence and impact (social and environmental).

Supported by CRDC, X-Lab works to design, develop and deliver Cotton-X programs for the benefit of Australian cotton growers, entrepreneurs, researchers, industry and regional communities.

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