GRANTS FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS USING CITIZEN SCIENCE

Australian organisations with research project ideas that encourage the community to get involved are invited to apply for a Citizen Science grant. Grants of between $150,000 and $500,000 are available to support projects that enable community participation in four key research areas: disaster resilience and preparedness, environmental change, cyber security and artificial intelligence, and food…

NEW FACE MASK TESTING FACILITY OPENS IN MELBOURNE

A new Australian-first testing facility will enable local manufacturers of surgical face masks to fast-track the supply for frontline health workers. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the new CSIRO facility in Melbourne will boost Australia’s sovereign capability to produce essential medical supplies more efficiently and at a lower cost. “The COVID-19…

$10M MISSION TO BUILD FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE

A $10 million mission has been launched to further secure Australia’s food supply chains and build the agrifood industry’s resilience to shocks. The Morrison Government-backed Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre today launched its Mission Food For Life. The three-year program will bring agrifood businesses, tech companies and the research sector together to develop new data-driven…

SCIENCE TO MITIGATE BUSHFIRE SMOKE IN WINEMAKING AMONG $25 MILLION PROJECTS

A project to future-proof Australia’s winemaking industry from the impact of bushfire smoke taint is one of 10 research initiatives to share in a $25 million funding injection from the Morrison Government. The successful Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps) under round 9 will involve 29 Australian companies, including 22 small and medium businesses. Minister for…