The programme is designed to build strong linkages between Australian researchers and businesses and their Asia-Pacific regional counterparts by supporting multi-partner projects.
Australian-led collaborative projects to help address the Asia-Pacific affordable housing crisis, tackle hepatitis B and monitor the impact of coastal climate changes are amongst five research organisations to receive AU$897,210 collectively in Government funding.
The funding is provided under the first round of the AU$3.2 million Regional Collaborations Programme as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, according to the media release.
These grants will support Australian researchers and businesses who are collaborating with partners in their immediate region to develop innovative solutions to shared challenges.
The projects will build strong regional partnerships across a wide range of fields including agricultural and environmental sciences, transport and construction, health, manufacturing and materials sciences.
They include collaborative projects between:
The Regional Collaborations Programme is designed to build strong linkages between Australian researchers and businesses and their Asia-Pacific regional counterparts by supporting multi-partner science, research and innovation collaboration activities that address issues of significance to our nation and the region.
The programme also supports greater mobility amongst Australia’s technical and research workforce, and builds Australia’s research capability by linking to global science and research networks and infrastructure.
The Australian Government has allocated the AU$3.2 million to the Regional Collaborations Programme for the first four years from 2016-17 to 2020-2021.
The Regional Collaboration Programme is administered by the Australian Academy of Science (AAS).
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