Funding boost to help drive research and development collaborations

Tuesday, 07 September 2021

A global research collaboration being led out of Brownlow Hill is one of 10 innovative projects to share in $8.5 million in funding from the Morrison Government.  
Round 3 of the Global Innovation Linkages Program supports research and development projects that help to solve real-world challenges and improve lives. 
Grants include $995,573 for the University of Sydney’s Centre for Carbon, Water and Food at Brownlow Hill to investigate methods to convert Australian pulses into protein concentrates and isolates for downstream food manufacturing applications. 
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Christian Porter, said grants under this Round of the Global Innovation Linkages Program were strategically focused on six areas: advanced manufacturing; food and agribusiness, medical technologies and pharmaceuticals, mining technology and equipment; energy resources and; cyber security. 
 “Whether it’s helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, developing new treatments for chronic diseases, or creating new food products for export markets, the Global Innovation Linkages program brings together the best and brightest minds from at home and abroad to drive innovation and find solutions to complex problems,” Minister Porter said. 
“By supporting such partnerships, we are also creating new opportunities for our local industries and driving the economic growth and job creation we need as we continue the recovery from the pandemic.” 
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor welcomed the funding for the Centre for Carbon, Water and Food.  
“Projects such as this show innovation is alive and well in our region,” Mr Taylor said. 
“Not only is this sort of co-operation good for helping Australian businesses and researchers to commercialise their bright ideas, but it will also create jobs and local opportunities right here in our community.” 
For a complete list of Round 3 recipients and to learn more about the Global Innovation Linkages Program, visit