University of Sydney projects addressing issues such as food safety, tissue regeneration, nano-particulate systems, managing resources in cloud data centres, and what motives patrons to support the arts, are among 13 projects, totalling almost $7.5 million, to receive competitive industry-linked funding.
These innovative research projects aimed at solving real-world problems have been awarded funding under the latest round of Australian Research Councils Linkage grants.
Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) congratulated the research groups saying “Our world-class researchers are committed to working closely with industry and community to find novel ways of translating their work into practical solutions through partnerships with industry.”
Professor Robyn McConchie from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment received a $2.2M Industrial Transformation Training Centres grant and will work closely with multiple industry partners in the creation of the ARC Training Centre in Food Safety in the Fresh Produce Industry.
The centre’s aim is to create an innovation platform of food safety researchers and industry personnel who can significantly advance the safety of fruit and vegetables in Australia.
Other project leaders to be awarded grants include:
The ARC Linkage Projects scheme provides funding to support research and development collaborations between university researchers, industry and other research end-users. The scheme also provides opportunities for internationally competitive research projects to be conducted in collaboration with organisations outside the higher education sector, targeting those who have demonstrated a clear commitment to high-quality research.
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