ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Training Centres 2017

The NSW Department of Industry, through the Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE), is now accepting requests for co-investment support from NSW-based applicants to the Commonwealth Government's Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) funding round in 2017.

The ARC Program provides funding through two schemes: Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH) and Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC).

The Research Hubs scheme aims to engage Australia's best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training the future workforce. It supports collaborative research activity between the Australian higher education sector and industry designed to focus on strategic outcomes not independently realisable.

The Training Centres scheme fosters close partnerships between university-based researchers and other research end-users to provide innovative Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and postdoctoral training for the end-user focused research industries vital to Australia’s future.

The research priorities for this ARC ITRP round are:
* Advanced Manufacturing
* Food and Agribusiness
* Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
* Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
* Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals

OCSE will provide conditional co-investment support for NSW-headquartered ITRH and ITTC, as well as those with a significant research presence here (more than 40% of total research expenditure and activity occuring in NSW).

The total funding pool available to support successful ITRH and ITTC is $500,000. This will be drawn from the NSW Government's Research Attraction & Acceleration Program (RAAP).


To be considered for co-investment support, please complete the ITRP Research Hubs and Training Centres - NSW Co-investment Support - Application Form.

Please read the Guidelines for Applicants carefully before submitting your application.

The application form must be submitted along with a copy of your full Commonwealth application (draft is acceptable) via email to by 5pm AEDT on Friday 9 December 2016.

No extensions will be granted. Late applications will not be accepted.

Successful applicants will receive a letter from OCSE outlining the co-investment support on or before Tuesday 13 December 2016. They will be encouraged to include a copy of this letter with their Commonwealth application to demonstrate the NSW Government's support for their centre/hub.

Once the outcome of the Commonwealth round in known (expected in May 2017), OCSE will contact leaders of successful NSW ITRP bids and ask them to complete a stage two application form. This form will be used to check whether information provided in their original application has changed.


For more information about the RAAP and, in particular, co-investment support for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Industrial Transformation Training Centres, please contact Mr Troy Deighton on (02) 9338 6773 or