DR LIZ NEW AWARDED A NSW INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SEED FUND

4 August 2017





NSW Government funds researchers to collaborate with industry

Dr Liz New

Dr Liz New



Congratulations to Dr Liz New who is one of eight recipients of the NSW industry and community engagement seed fund. The scheme, jointly funded by the University of Sydney and the NSW Government Boosting Business Innovation Program, aims to increase engagement with NSW businesses, and in particular, those located in regional NSW. The eight Sydney researchers will share in $410,000 (including $250,000 in partner contributions) to get their collaborative projects off the ground. Dr New's research will look at single cell mass spectrometry for cellular profiling and drug discovery.

Dr Andrew Tindell, Director of Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships at the University of Sydney, said the scheme also assists researchers to build relationships with industry partners before applying for an Innovation Connects grant, ARC Linkage Project grant, Cooperative Research Centre Project grant or another research collaboration agreement with industry.

“Working with industry partners is quite different to being funded by an ARC or NHMRC grant, and these seed projects allow researchers to experience working with industry and to get to know their partners which is an essential prerequiste before applying for a collaborative grant with an industry partner.”