ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Forest Value at University of Tasmania approved
The establishment of an ARC Training Centre provides industry with the opportunity to develop and retain new research resources. Funded for 5 years by industry and government, the centre will focus on linking resource properties and management decisions to final market demands, ensuring that product requirements also align to current industry discussions around supply chain structures and efficiencies.
In addition to funding from FWPA, contributions were also received from Forestry Tasmania, Forico, SFM and Neville Smith Forest Products, Greening Australia, Island Workshops and the University of Tasmania.
The ARC Training Centre is part of the Industrial Transformation Training Centres, a scheme that will foster close partnerships between university based researchers and other research end users to provide innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training for end user focused research industries.
The objectives of the Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme are to:
- foster opportunities for Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral fellows to pursue industrial training
- drive growth, productivity and competitiveness by linking to key growth sectors
- enhance competitive research collaboration between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector
- strengthen the capabilities of industries and other research end-users in identified Industrial Transformation Priority areas
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.
More information: http://www.arc.gov.au/industrial-transformation-training-centres