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What is an Industrial Transformation Research Hub

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH) represent a new initiative of the Federal Government, in particular the Australian Research Council, to improve the translation of university research into industrial applications. Australian universities have performed well according to traditional academic measures, especially in the citation rates of academic publications, but have sat well down the rankings in their engagement and translation of knowledge into industry (Department of Education and Department of Industry, 2014). It is recognised that there is significant scope for our universities to contribute much more, and that there is an onus on universities to achieve much more industrial impact, if current funding levels are to be maintained or in fact increased.

ARC Iron Ore Hub researchers Dr. Subhasish Mitra and Mr. Gareth Penny visited the Australian Synchrotron facility at Clayton, Victoria this Month. Synchrotron (a model of the Clayton facility shown be..

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