More than $64 million in funding to support research partnerships

Today, the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced $29.8 million in funding for 6 new Industrial Transformation Training Centres and $34.7 million for 7 Industrial Transformation Research Hubs.

The ARC Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr Richard Johnson, said Research Hubs and Training Centres funded under the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Program support and foster industry-university research collaboration in areas capable of driving innovation in Australian industries and developing industry-focused researchers.

“The breadth and reach of the industrially-focused research effort being funded through the program is significant for Australia. One of the Hubs aims to position the nation as a global leader in digital technologies for the water sector, delivering new real-time monitoring and control techniques to secure water for industry, society, and the environment. The Hub comes from a five-year Australia-wide industry-driven process involving 40 partners from across the water sector.”

“Another of the Centres will provide capacity and training to the next generation of leaders within the building construction sector, including by focusing on circular construction processes and productivity enhancements in building construction,” said Dr Johnson.

The 6 new ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres commencing in 2024 are:

  • ARC Training Centre for Future Leaders in Quantum Computing: The University of Sydney, led by Professor Stephen Bartlett
  • Industrial Transformation Training Centre in digital platforms for Net-Zero Building Ecosystem Lifecycle (NOBEL): Western Sydney University, led by Professor Vivian Tam
  • ARC Training Centre for Smart and Sustainable Horticulture: Western Sydney University, led by Professor Oula Ghannoum
  • ARC Training Centre in Current and Emergent Quantum Technologies (CE-QuTech): The University of Adelaide, led by Professor Glenn Solomon
  • ARC Training Centre for Resource Efficient Alloys in a Circular Economy: Deakin University, led by Professor Matthew Barnett
  • ARC Training Centre in Electrifying Australia for a Net-zero Future: RMIT University, led by Professor Mahdi Jalili

The 7 new ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs commencing in 2024 are:

  • ARC Research Hub for Photovoltaic Solar Panel Recycling and Sustainability (PVRS): The University of New South Wales, led by Professor Yansong Shen
  • ARC Research Hub for Human-Robot Teaming for Sustainable and Resilient Construction: University of Technology Sydney, led by Professor Dikai Liu
  • ARC Research Hub in the Internet of Things for Water: Queensland University of Technology, led by Professor Yang Liu
  • ARC Research Hub for Molecular Biosensors at Point-of-Use (MOBIUS): La Trobe University, led by Professor Conor Hogan
  • ARC Research Hub for Protected Cropping: La Trobe University, led by Professor Tony Bacic
  • ARC Research Hub for Infrastructure Net Zero: Monash University, led by Professor Wenhui Duan
  • ARC Research Hub for Intelligent Energy Efficiency in Future Protected Cropping: RMIT University, led by Professor Tianyi Ma
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