Twenty-one projects have been awarded funding under the University’s industry and community engagement seed fund.
Researchers at the University of Sydney have been granted $2.3 million to partner with industry on projects ranging from 3D printing of the human heart and developing new drugs for osteoarthritis to creating affordable energy solutions for low-income households.
The 21 projects funded under the University’s industry and community engagement seed fund have received more than $507,000 in funding (with an additional $779,000 in-kind) from the University and $165,000 (with an additional $851,000 in-kind) from 27 public and industry partners.
Now in its second year, the seed fund assists researchers to build relationships and concepts with partners before applying for an ARC Linkage Project grant, ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program grant, Cooperative Research Centre Project grant or another research collaboration agreement with industry.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison said it is part of the University’s 2016–20 Strategic Plan commitment to increasing its engagement with industry and community partners.
Photo: Flickr (cc).