Excellence in Research Collaboration

Congratulations to the 2019 Excellence in Research Collaboration finalists.

ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production

Across two successful bids in 2013 and 2017, the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production unites 20 collaborating organisations, including universities, research providers, government, wineries, suppliers, retailers and startups.

The collaboration brings together the University of Adelaide, the Australian Wine Research Institute, CSIRO, the South Australian Research and Development Institute, Charles Sturt University, Laffort Oenologies Australia Pty Ltd, Lowe Wines Pty Ltd, the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Treasury Wine Estates Vintners Ltd, Memstar Pty Ltd, Tara Technologies and Sainsbury (UK).

The Centre is undertaking 40 PhD and postdoctoral projects that will enhance the South Australian wine industry’s efficiency, sustainability, quality and profitability. 

The Centre’s publications and industry workshops are helping guide alcohol/flavour/quality management through an innovative, multi-step approach developed through coordinated 'grape to glass' projects, which couldn't have occurred without the Centre’s scale and multi-disciplinary approach.


Data to Decision CRC

The Data to Decision (D2D) Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) brings together researchers and industry to tackle the big data challenges facing Australia’s national security and law enforcement agencies.

D2D is a collaboration between the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Government’s Attorney General’s Department, Department of Defence and Department of Home Affairs, the Office of National Assessments, Defence SA, BAE Systems, Leidos, Palantir, Pivotal, Unisys, Teradata, Semantic Sciences, Genix, Basis Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Deakin University, La Trobe University, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, the University of New South Wales, Australian National University and the University of Technology Sydney.

D2D CRC has worked closely with end-users to define their challenges and has funded research projects to deliver solutions, developing world-leading, AI-enabled advanced analytics software capabilities over its five years of operation. 

The CRC’s spinout company, Fivecast, is commercialising some of its capabilities in Australia and internationally. In less than two years, Fivecast has launched the Fivecast Insight product in Australia and the USA, secured grants from both TechInSA and Accelerating Commercialisation, and is about to finalise venture capital investment to support operations after the CRC winds up. 

Fivecast will continue to deliver on the vision of the D2D CRC well into the future, becoming a significant provider of high technology jobs in South Australia.

B Part of It

The SA Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study is a partnership between SA Health, the University of Adelaide, local government, SA Pathology, the Independent Schools Association, Catholic Education, the Department for Education, the Women’s and Children’s Health Network, SA Health and Medical Research Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, Flinders University and the University of South Australia.

The study was led by Professor Helen Marshall, Deputy Director of Clinical and Translational Research at the Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, and international leader in vaccinology and infectious disease epidemiology, and its outcomes are already being translated to immunisation policy in Australia and globally. 

The established clinical trial research platform will be of enormous benefit to South Australia in attracting future international large-scale clinical trials for industry and other partners to benefit the community. 

This project has saved a predicted 11 children from potential disability or death from a life-threatening disease and has paved the way for a state-wide program, the most extensive MenB vaccine program in the world.

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