The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs is a scheme that will engage Australia's best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training the future workforce. This scheme will support collaborative research activity between the Australian higher education sector and industry designed to focus on strategic outcomes not independently realisable.

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme will provide funding to Eligible Organisations to engage in cutting edge research on new technologies and economic and social transformation and support the development of research in the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

The Industrial Transformation Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC which will be updated from round to round. The current Industrial Transformation Priorities can be found here.

A strong collaboration and commitment of resources from innovative national and international industries is required; in turn the ARC will provide up to $1 million per annum funding for each Research Hub for a maximum of five (5) consecutive years.
The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme are to:

  • encourage collaborative R&D projects between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector that will solve challenging industry issues relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities
  • drive growth, productivity and competitiveness by linking to key growth sectors
  • leverage national and international investment in targeted industry sectors, including from industry and other research end-users.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the relevant Funding Rules and Funding Agreements. Grants from the ARC are made to eligible organisations, not individual researchers or research teams.

Key Dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2015

  • Release of Funding Rules: 10 September 2015
  • Proposals Open: 10 September 2015
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 26 November 2015
  • Proposals Close: 10 December 2015
  • Rejoinders: Open 23 February 2016 – Close 5.00pm (AEDT) Monday, 7 March 2016
  • Announcement: 6 May 2016

 

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Funded in 2015

The 2015 funding round for ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs has concluded.

A list of the funded ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs under this round are below:

  • ARC Research Hub for Integrated Device for End-user Analysis at Low-levels
  • ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Personalised Medical Devices
  • ARC Research Hub for Advanced Solutions to Transform Tall Timber Buildings
  • ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation
  • ARC Research Hub for Nanoscience-based Construction Material Manufacturing

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Funded in 2014

The 2014 funding round for ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs has concluded. 

A list of the funded ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs under this round are below:

  • ARC Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities
  • ARC Research Hub for Legumes for Sustainable Agriculture
  • ARC Research Hub for a World-class Future Fibre Industry
  • ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Funded in 2013—Round 2

The 2013—Round 2 funding round for ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs has concluded. 

A list of the funded ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs under this round are below:

  • ARC Research Hub for transforming the mining value chain
  • ARC Research Hub for Basin GEodyNamics and Evolution of SedImentary Systems (GENESIS) 
  • ARC Research Hub for advanced breeding to transform prawn aquaculture
  • ARC Research Hub for transforming waste directly in cost-effective green manufacturing
  • ARC Research Hub for genetic diversity and molecular breeding for wheat in a hot and dry climate
  • ARC Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore
  • ARC Research Hub for Australian Copper-Uranium

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Funded in 2013—Round 1

The 2013—Round 1 funding round for ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs has concluded. 

A list of the funded ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs under this round are below:

  • ARC Research Hub for Transforming Australia’s Manufacturing Industry through High Value Additive Manufacturing
  • ARC Research Hub for BioProcessing Advanced Manufacturing
  • ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Funded in 2012

The 2012 funding round for ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs has concluded. 

A list of the funded ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs under this round are below:

  • Dairy Innovation Hub: transformational research to underpin the future of the Australian dairy manufacturing industry
  • Pathways to market: transforming food industry futures through improved sensing, provenance and choice
  • Commercial development of rock lobster culture systems: the cutting edge of aquaculture
  • Unlocking the food value chain: Australian food industry transformation for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) markets

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