Funding innovative research that creates jobs

Media Release
  • Minister for Education

The Morrison Government is investing in greater collaboration between universities and businesses on research innovation and workforce preparation.

The Government is providing $7.5 million in funding for 18 new research collaborations supported by funding through the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Funded projects include:

  •  $584,731 to develop a new method of producing, storing, and exporting green hydrogen using Australian resources. (Curtin University)
  •  $422,881 to produce more durable and powerful energy storage devices by developing high voltage cathode coated with nanoionic thin layers. (University of New South Wales)
  •  $540,000 to develop technology to accurately assess the performance of aluminium cladding, glass facades and skylights under severe hailstorm events. (University of Melbourne)

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the Morrison Government was investing in research and innovation that would benefit Australians.

"Exporting green hydrogen as a solid will reduce costs, increase safety and simplify overseas processing which will put Australia at the forefront of an emerging renewable energy market leading to new jobs, new business opportunities and environmental dividends," Mr Tehan said.

"A more accurate method of judging the effectiveness of products to withstand hail will mean better protection for property owners, fewer insurance claims and a competitive advantage in the global market for Australian products, which means jobs and business opportunities.

"Our Government is investing in partnerships between universities, industry and government to drive the commercialisation of research. We are encouraging greater collaboration between universities and businesses on research innovation and workforce preparation."

More information about the ARC Linkage Projects scheme is available online.

For more information

Media Contact: media@education.gov.au
Non-media queries: 1300 566 046