The Government is investing in research to create jobs and new business opportunities.
Minister for Education Dan Tehan announced the Government was providing $4.5 million to fund eight research collaborations through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.
The successful research projects awarded funding include:
- $675,318 to improve safety and productivity in Australian mines by investigating rock and cable bolt failure due to stress corrosion cracking.
- $313,304 to add commercial value to one of Australia’s largest legume crops – the lupin seed – by designing technology to create a natural product that helps control human blood glucose.
- $450,000 to help safeguard Australians online by investigating privacy challenges for user data on cloud networks and identifying innovative solutions for full privacy protection.
“Our Government is providing investment to connect universities with business,” Mr Tehan said.
“Our funding is helping drive research that will create jobs and business opportunities, make work safer and lead to improved health outcomes.
“The ARC’s Linkage Projects scheme provides opportunities for internationally-competitive research projects to be conducted by higher education organisations in collaboration with industry organisations.
“Our Government is committed to working with universities and industry on taking our research and turning it into jobs, businesses and opportunities.”
More details about all Linkage Projects are available on the ARC website.
The ARC accepts applications under the Linkage Projects scheme on a continuous basis, with successful grants announced throughout the year.