What is the Collaborative Networks Pilot Program?
The Collaborative Networks Pilot Program is a $1.2 million Victorian Government initiative that promotes improved productivity through fostering partnerships between business and Victoria’s world-class research institutions.
The demand-driven program works to translate recent research and technological innovations into commercial outcomes and builds on Victoria’s competitive advantages in business, manufacturing, innovation and research.
Through facilitating close relationships, the Collaborative Networks Pilot Program enables Victorian companies to access and use leading research. It provides the opportunity for researchers and companies to work together to create new products and services that deliver a competitive advantage.
On 19 December 2012, the Victorian Government announced that four collaborative networks have been funded through the program. These partnerships will pursue outcomes in advanced textile and materials production, infection control and the dairy industry.
The Networks will be led by:
- The Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia
- The Monash Institute of Medical Research
- Dairy Innovation Australia
- Composites Australia
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mining Collaborative Network
This Network is designed to link Victorian textile, clothing and footwear manufacturers with the mining industry in order to develop, and ultimately manufacture and supply, textile, clothing and footwear products that meet their needs.
Contact: Jo Kellock, Chief Executive Officer, Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia Limited
Phone: 03 8680 9400
Victorian Advanced Material (Carbon Fibre) Technology Transfer Collaborative Network
This Network is intended to help Victorian businesses to identify, develop and exploit new commercial applications of carbon fibres and composites. The Network will focus on facilitating linkages between small to medium sized enterprises, research institutions and industry, supporting composite trade and exhibition participation and providing a platform for all participants to exchange requirements and solutions.
Victorian Infection and Immunity Network - Industry Alliance
This Network should facilitate closer interaction of Victorian-based firms in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, reagents and instrument provider sectors with academic institutions to drive innovation and improve productivity. Network activities will be focused on industry strengths and agreed opportunities in selected areas such as therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.
DIAL UP Technology Transfer Program
The DIAL UP Technology Transfer Program will employ technology transfer managers and engineers to conduct technology transfers in energy efficiency, shelf life extension, value added by-products, waste minimisation and dairy data management enabling the Victorian dairy industry to retain its export competitiveness despite the high Australian dollar.
Further questions about the Collaborative Networks Pilot Program
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