ARC Update for Food Allergen Management Symposium 2017
22 May 2017
Dr Fiona Cameron

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2016–17 Federal Budget—R&D $10.1 billion

2016–17 Federal Budget—R&D $10.1 billion

Diagram to illustrate proportion of funding allocated in 2016–17 Federal Budget to all Australian departments and agencies. Dollars allocated to agencies are shown by the size of the circles of each department and agency. This graph draws attention to the proportion of R7D allocated funding.

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Commonwealth Investment in R&D 2016–17 (%)

Commonwealth Investment in R&D 2016–17 (%)

Pie chart showing Commonwealth Investment in R&D 2015–16 ($m).

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Researchers by sector of employment

Researchers by sector of employment

Source: OECD, Research and Development Statistics Database, June 2013.

Bar chart showing researchers by sector of employment (OECD data). Australia is low on the chart for researchers in industry.

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So you want to engage in research with industry?

  • Linkage Projects: $50K - $300K per year/2-5 years: 
    Application timing—Continuous
  • Industrial Transformation Research Program
    • Training Centres: up to $1m per year/5 years
    • Research Hubs: up to $1m per year/5 years
    • Application timing—Annual
  • Centres of Excellence: up to $5m per year/7 years:
    Application timing—3-years

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Who can I work with?

  • “The Linkage Program supports the growth of research partnerships between university-based researchers and researchers in other sectors in Australia and overseas that generate new knowledge, technologies and innovations.”
  • Don’t dismiss any organisation until you’ve talked with the University Research Office.

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“Exempt organisations” excerpt funding rules 2017

  • Exempt Non-Profit Organisation means an organisation which meets the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) definition of a non-profit organisation – an organisation that does not operate for the profit or gain of its individual members, either directly or indirectly. This applies both while the organisation is operating and when it winds up. This definition is available on the ATO website.
  • NEW! Exempt Small Business means an organisation which has fewer than twenty full-time employees.
  • Exempt Start-up means a company that is commercialising research and development (R&D) activities and has an average annual revenue over the previous two years of income that does not exceed $5 million per year. The start-up must have a majority of its employees (by number) and assets (by value) inside Australia.

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ARC Centre Director’s forum networking

  • picture of ARC Centre Directors Networking at an eventEntrepreneurs’ Program
  • Global Innovation Strategy
    • Global Connections Fund
    • Global Innovation Linkages
  • CRC Program
  • Industry Growth Centres Initiative
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre (MTP Connect)
  • Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre (FIAL)
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Growth Centre (NERA)
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS Ignited)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)

 

 

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Industrial Transformation Research Program

The Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) encourages and supports university-based researchers and industry to work together to find solutions to a range of issues facing Australian industries.

The Program consists of two schemes:

  • Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
  • Industrial Transformation Training Centres

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Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC)

To foster close partnerships between university-based researchers and industry to provide innovative training for early career researchers vital to Australia’s future industry.

Over the life of the program the ARC will:

  • establish 50 Training Centres nationwide
  • support 10 “industry ready” Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral researchers in each Training Centre
  • provide up to $1 million per year for up to five (5) years for each Training Centre.

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Fostering the next generation of researchers

ARC’s Industrial Transformation Training Centres place early career researchers in an industry setting.

Over a five-year period the ARC will award funding for up to 50 Training Centres with funding for at least ten Higher Degree by Research candidates and three postdoctoral fellows in each Training Centre.

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Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH)

Opportunities for universities and industrial partners to focus on significant collaborative R&D projects with outcomes beyond their independent endeavours.

  • The ARC will invest up to $1 million per year in each Research Hub with matching investment by industry partners up to a maximum of five years

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Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH)

The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme are to:

  • encourage collaborative research and development (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 within key growth sectors
  • leverage national and international investment in targeted industry sectors, including from industry and other research end-users.

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ITRP Hubs and Centres Success Rates

 ITRP Hubs and Centres Success Rates

Industrial Transformation Research Program Hubs and Centres Success Rates for 2012–2016 (all rounds).

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Continuous Linkage Projects

  • Since 1 July 2016, applications for the Linkage Projects scheme can be submitted at any time. 
  • The continuous application cycle will allow a closer connection between proposal submission and outcome announcement. (Within 6-months)
  • This helps industry and business to collaborate more readily on high quality proposals, and should assist in boosting the commercial returns of publicly-funded research.
  • Following a rigorous assessment process high-quality proposals will be expedited to the Minister for decision.

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ARC Grant Search

Grant search

The ARC Grants Search is designed to make it easier for you to find details of ARC-funded research projects since 2001, including electronic and paper-based proposals.

Grant Search button

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