Applied research grants announced (it’s not the long-awaited Linkage announcement)

Some 16 projects under the Industrial Transformation Training Centre and Research Hub programme are approved

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

* Behavioural Insights for Technology Adoption ($4.2m) at QUT * Optimal Ageing, at ($4.5m) at Monash U * Energy Tech for future grids ($5m) at Uni Wollongong * Bioplastics and biocomposites ($4.9m) at Uni Queensland * Healing country ($4.9m) at Curtin U * Facilitated advancement of Australia’s bioactives ($4.9m) at Macquarie U * Future crop development ($5m) at ANU  * Next gen tech in biomedical analysis ($3.9m) at UWA

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

* Nutrients in a circular economy ($2m) at UTS * Supercharging tropical aquaculture through genetic solutions ($4.9m) at James Cook U * Functional and sustainable fibres ($5m) at Deakin U * Manufacturing with 2D materials ($4.3m) at Monash U * Intelligent robotic systems for real-time asset management ($5m) at Uni Sydney * Connected sensors for health ($5m) at UNSW * Resilient/intelligent infrastructure systems in urban, resources and energy sectors ($4.9m) UNSW * Digital bioprocess development ($5m) at Uni Melbourne.

According to ARC documents, Education Minister Alan Tudge is yet to decide on the new rounds of Linkage Projects and Future Fellowships.

Mr Tudge’s office released official news of the hubs and centres this morning. News of the awards was circulating yesterday in the research community.