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Developing resilient Australian infrastructures

Developing resilient Australian infrastructures



1 May 2023


Developing resilient Australian infrastructures


The Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Dr Richard Johnson, officially launched the ARC Research Hub for Resilient and Intelligent Infrastructure Systems (RIIS), last Friday 28 April 2023.

Led by the University of NSW, the RIIS Research Hub brings together government, industry, and the community to solve current industry challenges in the urban, energy, and resource sectors. The ARC Hub aims to deliver sustainable technologies for real-time performance analysis and life-management of Australia’s critical infrastructure that will contribute to the nation’s prosperity and well-being.

Dr Johnson said the RIIS ARC Research Hub will work across numerous research priorities under the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Program – cyber security, mining equipment and technology, oil gas and energy resources, and advanced manufacturing.

“This investment enables strong and practical collaboration between top researchers and industry partners focused on deploying innovative and integrated technologies to improve urban infrastructure, transport, water, resource, and energy management.

“This will benefit Australia by finding clever ways to make our infrastructure more resilient,” Dr Johnson said.

“The research hub also builds Australia’s research capability, linking highly experienced researchers from across a number of universities and providing opportunities for new and emerging researchers to work with them on innovative solutions with industry partners.”

In this collaboration, the University of NSW has partnered with the University of Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology, Western Sydney University, and 13 industry partners.

The ARC is investing $4.9 million over 5 years in the RIIS Research Hub, supported by $20 million in funding and in-kind support from UNSW and other university and industry partners.

For more information about the RIIS Research Hub, visit their website here.

For more information on the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs, please visit the ARC website.

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