4 November 2021

Training the next generation in cell technologies

A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre is working to train up the next generation workforce in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, focusing on connecting researchers with industry.

ARC Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sue Thomas welcomed the official launch of the ARC Training Centre for Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies (CTET) to be led by Monash University today.

Professor Thomas said the Training Centre would receive $4.97 million in funding over 5 years under the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) scheme to strengthen Australia’s cell and tissue engineering industries bringing long-term health benefits to the Australian community.

“The ITTC scheme fosters close partnerships between researchers and research end-users to provide innovative Higher Degree by Research and postdoctoral training vital to Australia’s future.

“Researchers at this Training Centre have created industry specific training programs for PhDs and postdoctoral fellows with research carried out in industry facing projects work. They will work with a range of partners to aid in expanding our biotechnology industries and to.”

“The aim is to provide a highly skilled, ‘industry-ready’ workforce poised to consolidate and translate innovative technologies and to significantly improve and advance Australia’s joint biomechanics industry.” Professor Thomas said.

Monash University will lead the project and will collaborate with 22 partners, including the Queensland University of Technology, CSIRO, the Centre for Commercialisation and Regenerative Medicine and the Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation Limited.

The Training Centre also has strong international links with the UK-based Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Newcastle University (UK) and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, as well as many other Australian and international companies.

For more information about ARC Training Centre for Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies visit their website.

For more information on the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme, please visit the ARC website.

Media contact: 
ARC Stakeholder Relations 0412 623 056 or communications@arc.gov.au