The University of Newcastle, Australia

Global collaborations receive funding

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Two UON researchers will have their work funded thanks to the Global Connections Fund, which provides initial funding support to promote Australian researchers and Small to Medium Enterprises collaboration.

The Bridging Grants are designed to increase linkages and collaborations with key global economies, promote researcher-industry engagement and knowledge transfer while encouraging translational activities, end-use development and commercialization outcomes.

Professor Christopher Grof, School of Environmental and Life Sciences was successful in obtaining funding in the Australian Priority Area of Food and Agribusiness for his project entitled “Biogas from chicken litter, propelling the establishment of an Australian Centre with the priority economy focus: United Kingdom.

Dr James Welsh, Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing,  received funding in the Australian Priority Area of Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals for his project: “Intelligent Intramedullary Implant for Limb Lengthening” with the priority economy focus: Singapore.

This is a project of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) supported by the Australian Government.

The Global Connections Fund is an initiative of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

The Global Innovation Strategy is the key international measure of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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