The EBAA committee and its membership would decide priorities and budgets form partnerships with Universities and other research organisations and may possibly offer scholarships to PhD. students undertaking relevant research for their thesis.
Presently the government funds 50% of research programmes and industry funds 50%. The industry must provide at least 10% in cash and the remainder can be in kind.
Presently EBAA members are involved in research with UTS where business members are donating their time and materials.
A small amount of cash raised by donations can buy a lot of research this way.