Multi-disciplined and collaborative research projects at university-based Research Hubs and Training Centres are set to get underway, focusing on finding innovative solutions for key industry challenges and training the next generation of researchers in priority research areas.
Australian Research Council (ARC) Acting CEO, Ms Kylie Emery, welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge of $74 million in funding through the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) to support 8 new ARC Research Hubs and 8 new ARC Training Centres to be led by Australian universities and involve significant collaboration with industry.
Ms Emery said the latest round of Training Centres and Research Hubs will help research innovation in Australia that is targeted to areas that will make a difference to Australians.
‘This funding for the 2021 round of ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Training Centres will encourage important research partnerships between researchers and industry to address real-world challenges,’ Ms Emery said.
‘They will address one or more of the Industrial Transformation Priority areas which include advanced manufacturing; cybersecurity; food and agribusiness; oil, gas and energy resources; mining equipment, technology and services; and medical technologies and pharmaceuticals.
‘They will also equip our future generation of researchers by supporting Higher Degree by Research students and postdoctoral researchers in gaining practical skills and experience through industry placements.’
More details about the research focus areas of all new ARC Research Hubs and Training Centres is available on the ARC website. For more information about the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program visit our website.