Support for 32 projects under the National Industry PhD Program has been announced, with $5 million awarded to industry-based projects in materials engineering, biomedical engineering and other research fields.
According to assistant education minister Anthony Chisholm, who announced the funded projects on Monday, these would “enhance the world-class research being undertaken” in universities as well as “ensure Australian innovation is given the best opportunity for commercialisation.”
Among the successful projects are:
A full list of successful round one project applications is available here.
“Collaboration between industry and universities is key to harnessing our world-class research and translating it into real and tangible benefits,” said Chisholm.
“I look forward to seeing industry and researchers working together and encourage any potential candidates to apply for Round 2 which is now open.”
The industry program was introduced by the previous federal government as part of its efforts to lift the commercial returns from publicly-funded research. It aims to produce 1,800 Industry PhDs over 10 years. Applications for round two are open until August 4 and can be made here.
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