February 29, 2024

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Swinburne Secures Funding for Industry-Linked Projects

Swinburne University of Technology has been awarded a substantial amount of funding, exceeding AU$ 1.1 million, for three projects that are linked to industry as part of the latest allocation of funding from the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects initiative.

This funding will allow Swinburne to further advance its research efforts and strengthen its collaborations with industry partners. The projects, which have been selected for funding, will tackle important and relevant challenges facing various industries, and the outcomes of these projects will be expected to have a significant impact on both the academic and business communities.

The three projects will explore innovative solutions for making roads and pavements more sustainable using recycled glass, enhancing Australia’s 5G network, and incorporating new technologies to enhance quality of life in aged care facilities.

The University has achieved an outstanding success rate in the latest round of funding from the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects initiative. With a 100% success rate, compared to the overall success rate of 42%, Swinburne’s research efforts have been recognized and rewarded.

In addition to the Federal Government funding, contributions from partner organizations have further increased the value of the projects to over $2.5 million. This level of funding will allow Swinburne to tackle complex challenges and drive innovative solutions in collaboration with industry partners.

The Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research stated that these three projects demonstrate Swinburne’s strength in working with industry to develop practical solutions to real-world problems. Their 100 per cent success rate in this round is a testament to the quality of work being produced by the Swinburne community in partnership with industry.

Industry-linked research

In partnership with two firms in Australia, a research team led by Professor Arul Arulrajah is developing green ground improvement technology using biocemented recycled glass columns.

This project expands upon Swinburne’s expertise in using recycled grass for constructing new roads and sidewalks, thereby reducing waste in landfills, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, and discovering innovative ways to utilize glass waste commercially. The Swinburne research team also includes Associate Professor Annan Zhou, Professor Jian Chu, Professor Suksun Horpibulsuk and Kanagesperan Verumandy.

Meanwhile, Associate Professor Qiang He and Professor Yun Yang are continuing their pioneering work on supercharging Australia’s transition to 5G with a new project with AIBUILD. The objective of the project is to reduce the costs and increase the safety for software providers transitioning to 5G by creating innovative models and methods to enhance multi-access edge computing (MEC), a crucial technology that enables quicker 5G network speeds.

The team, which includes Swinburne’s Dr Feifei Chen and the CEO of a firm that helps businesses develop and integrate web technologies, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality into their business model to improve operation, are also working on an ARC funded project to support an innovative 5G-enabled AR/VR learning platform.

Finally, Professor Sonja Pedell and Professor Leon Sterling will work with not-for-profit aged care provider and an edu-tech company to effectively bring technology into aged care. The project aims to enhance the quality of care and promote fairness in technology utilisation by jointly designing services and plans that encourage technology adoption among residents.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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