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Excellence in Science and Industry Collaboration

Congratulations to the 2020 Excellence in Science and Industry Collaboration finalists.

Great Australian Bight Research Program (BP, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, South Australian Research and Development Institute, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University)       

The Great Australian Bight Research Program was a collaboration between the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), CSIRO, the University of Adelaide, BP and Flinders University involving more than 100 scientists and technical staff.


The project is reported to have provided a basis for ensuring the sustainable development and management of the region’s environmental, economic and social value to SA. Reportedly, more than 300 species of wildlife have been discovered as a result of this project.


Medical Device Partnering Program (Flinders University)


The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) was formed in 2008, and was designed to foster collaboration between researchers, industry and end-users.


In 2019 alone, more than 150 experts from over 40 institutions, including universities, research organisations, government departments, healthcare and aged-care providers, manufacturers and patent firms have contributed to ideas through the MDPP.


The MDPP facilitates the delivery of medical devices to end-users, incorporating the entire process required to achieve this. This includes the design, development and delivery phases of those technologies.

Out of the Smoke (The Australian Wine Research Institute) 

“Out of the Smoke” is a collaboration between grape growers, winemakers, industry and research organisations, and government agencies, who performed research on the Cudlee Creek bushfire of December 2019 to assist the wine industry in South Australia.


“Out of the Smoke” saw the design and implementation a program that could deliver individually tailored results for each grape grower across the Adelaide Hills region, assessing the impacted vineyards to determine how they may still be used to produce wine.

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