17 August 2017

Deakin University project receives funds to go global

I am delighted that Deakin University will receive funding to meet and collaborate with global partners to progress their ground-breaking wound healing project, under grants announced today by the Australian Government.

The Global Connections Fund grant, worth up to $50,000, will help Deakin University’s advanced wound healing protein powder project to grow in scope and scale, and to test commercialisation and proof-of-concept activities.

Deakin University will use the fund to produce, test and validate 100 per cent natural advanced wound care powder made of silk, wool and a herbal extract Asiaticoside.

The powder will be used for slow healing chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and burn wounds.

The Global Connections Fund is a component of the Global Innovation Strategy.

It is designed to provide funding of $4.9 million over four years to support Australian researchers and SMEs to collaborate with a global partner through its two components—Priming Grants and Bridging Grants.

The 29 grant recipients announced today by the Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos, will each receive up to $50,000 under the Bridging Grants component of the Global Connections Fund.

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) supports the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, in the delivery of the Global Connections Fund.

More information about the Global Connections Fund is available at: www.globalconnectionsfund.org.au

17 August 2017