Three more uni trailblazers

Deakin U leads an industry-university partnership to create the Recycling and Renewable Energy Commercialisation Hub

It’s the fourth applied research trailblazer announcement, completing the government’s original trailblazer component of its as yet unlegislated Research Accelerator plan. Funding for a further two was announced in the budget.

The Commonwealth is committing $50m to the DU project. Education partners are Federation U, RMIT, Swinburne U, Uni Southern Queensland, plus Gordon Institute, Bendigo Kangan Institute, South West TAFE, Holmesglen TAFE, Wodonga TAFE and Swinburne TAFE.

And Uni Queensland makes five

Uni Queensland will also blaze a trail, leading the Food and Beverage Accelerator. with $50m from the Commonwealth over four years (plus $110m in partner contributions). Uni Q, with QUT, Uni Southern Queensland, the state ag department and industry partners aim to create technologies to double food and beverage manufacturing by 2030.

Uni Queensland is also a partner in the Curtin U led resources tech trailblazer.

as Uni Southern Queensland rockets ahead

The university is funded to lead a space trailblazer, the (deep breath) Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics Hub, or iLAuNCH (as it will be undoubtedly addressed).

There are 23 partners, including ANU and UNI SA.