43pl provides companies with an easy way to engage with the CRCSI.

Benefits include preferential networking; access to IP, people, and networks; first hand views of R&D projects; etc. But each company tends to extract its own value from the engagement. Importantly, if you are considering joining, remember that "the more you put in the more you get out."

The mechanism of engagement through "43pl", a bare trust structure of limited liability, is a familiar commercial instrument and offers uncomplicated exit. The trust allows access to CRCSI Intellectual Property.

The CRCSI provides administration activities through the 43pl Company Secretary Mel Plumb.

Confidential advice in engaging in the CRCSI is provided by the CRCSI Deputy CEO Graeme Kernich.


Each year 43pl members are asked what their respective expectations are from participating in the CRCSI, and how these have been met in the year elapsed.

The composite "value proposition for 43pl membership" listed below includes the mix of benefits drawn by current members

  • Access to specific R&D initiatives and IP
  • Neutral ground to meet government and research agencies
  • Growing the business (technical, professional development)
  • Meaningful networking into government & academia
  • Market development; kudos


43pl Tenders - some CRCSI projects have components that are offered to 43pl members through a fair and transparent tender process 43pl.

Business Roaming – support for companies that seek networks and B2B and other relationships internationally, and particularly with Canada (through TECTERRA) and Sweden (through Future Position X) and globally (through the Global Spatial Network).

Annual Conference – a highly valued, invitation-only event of premium networking and technology and business insights and contacts Access to CRCSI Intellectual Property.