Innovation Connections Grant recipients for financial year 2014-15

The following is the list of Innovation Connections Grants executed during the 2014-15 financial year. This list includes all approved grants with an execution date within the above financial year and with a status of "in progress" or "closed".

Applicant Organisation Collaborator Grant Type Grant Amount Project Cost Project Title
Immuron Limited Monash University Researcher Placement $50,000 $103,101 New non-antibiotic strategies to manage the incidence, severity and recurrence of Clostridium difficile gut disease.
Marinova Pty Ltd University of Tasmania Researcher Placement $50,000 $100,000 Fucoidan and gut health
Boron Molecular Pty Ltd CSIRO Researcher Placement $50,000 $153,157 Synthesis of Pinacolborane - building blocks in the manufacture of boronic acids
Greatcell Solar Limited CSIRO Researcher Placement $29,568 $59,135 Sealing materials and processes on perovskite printed solar cells.
NEWEXCO SERVICES PTY LTD CSIRO Researcher Placement $50,000 $177,397 Airborne GeoPhysics Software Development
MPOWER PRODUCTS PTY LIMITED Deakin University Researcher Placement $19,898 $39,796 Development of Advanced Wireless Monitoring System for Emergency Lighting
ITEK Ventures Pty Ltd University of South Australia Researcher Placement $50,000 $100,000 Development of Surfactant Absorbent Materials for De-Emulsification
Byford Equipment Pty Ltd University of Technology Sydney Researcher Placement $49,833 $99,666 Reducing the Rollover Risk of Bulk Liquid Tankers
GANNET HOLDINGS PTY LTD CSIRO Researcher Placement $50,000 $131,583 GAA Gold Analysis Feasibility Study
SIRTEX TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD The University of Sydney Researcher Placement $49,887 $99,773 Optimisation and Application of Ultrasmall Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for cell tracking: Effects on Cell function
RPS METOCEAN PTY LTD CSIRO Researcher Placement $50,000 $150,180 Internal Soliton Project
Intellectual Ventures Australasia Pty Ltd University of New South Wales Researcher Placement $50,000 $141,616 Environmentally friendly Surfactants
Immunexpress Pty Ltd Queensland University of Technology Researcher Placement $41,139 $82,278 Validation of a molecular Gram stain assay
GOLD ROAD RESOURCES LIMITED CSIRO Researcher Placement $50,000 $243,334 Mineral systems study of the high-grade Gruyere gold deposit
Kentor Minerals (NT) Pty Ltd CSIRO Researcher Placement $32,000 $96,081 Incorporation of deep drill hole data into 3D model for characterisation of style and mineralisation at jervois Cu-Pb-Zn deposit
INTERIORCO VIC PTY LTD. RMIT Researcher Placement $12,384 $36,503 Effect of soft pod materials on acoustic performance
AUSTEX DIES PTY LTD Monash University Researcher Placement $25,000 $50,000 Optimisation of Aluminium Extrusion Technology by FE Simulation and Experiments
ID RESEARCH PTY LIMITED Queensland University of Technology Researcher Placement $50,000 $100,000 Electro-responsive smartglass with improved lifetime.
REED RESOURCES LTD CSIRO Researcher Placement $37,670 $75,339 Li-OH Processing
GUNDY VETERINARY SERVICES PTY. LTD. The University of Newcastle Researcher Placement $30,000 $60,000 Enhancing the reproductive efficiency of Australian Thoroughbred stallions: The development of an on-farm test of stallion fertility through the measurement of sperm metabolism and energy production.
SCHROEDER MANUFACTURING PTY. LTD. CSIRO Researcher Placement $20,258 $54,503 Improvement of flow control performance via modification of rubber ring materials.
URBANVIRONS GROUP PTY LTD The University of Melbourne Researcher Placement $39,655 $79,310 Roadside non-herbicide weed management
TNG LIMITED CSIRO Researcher Placement $50,000 $188,527 Development of a flow sheet for the Mount Peake TiVan (Ti/V/Fe) process
Core Exploration Ltd CSIRO Researcher Placement $50,000 $172,717 Improved exploration targeting for IOCG, Cu-VMS, Base metal VMS and Magmatic Ni-Au-PGE deposit types
OCEAN OILS PTY LTD CSIRO Researcher Placement $26,110 $52,219 The isolation of AKG from shark liver oils
Workforce Health Assessors Pty Ltd University of Technology Sydney Researcher Placement $50,000 $100,441 Digital delivery of healthcare assessment services
HALLETT CONCRETE PTY. LTD. University of South Australia Researcher Placement $50,000 $100,000 Use of Slag in pouring of concrete.
Iron Road Ltd University of South Australia Researcher Placement $21,551 $43,102 Recovery of silica
Pivot Maritime International La Trobe University Researcher Placement $50,000 $101,056 Algorithms to create the real life visuals of a ship training simulator
Genetic Signatures Limited University of New South Wales Researcher Placement $50,000 $101,406 Development of Genetic Signatures EasyScreen PCR analysis to detect biosecurity-risk viruses.
EC SUSTAINABLE PTY. LTD. The University of Newcastle Researcher Placement $50,000 $100,000 Characterisation of Reactive Filter Media (RFM), Mixing Algorithm Development and Lifespan Capabilities
HASSELL LTD The University of Melbourne Researcher Placement $30,001 $60,001 Hospital workplace design for nurse attraction and retention
ESSENTIAL OILS OF TASMANIA PTY LTD University of Tasmania Researcher Placement $32,076 $75,594 Characterize the bioactive components within cherries
TAE GAS TURBINES PTY LTD CSIRO Researcher Placement $40,100 $118,897 Integration of teleassistant technology for remote operators
Oz RV Supplies Pty Ltd University of Technology Sydney Researcher Placement $50,000 $93,614 Integrated power systems for caravans and RVs
ZHIK PTY LTD RMIT Researcher Placement $49,923 $99,845 Advanced coated textiles and textile composites
CLINICAL GENOMICS TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD CSIRO Researcher Placement $50,000 $130,508 Improved assays for diagnostic detection of colorectal cancer
ECOT PTY LTD Deakin University Researcher Placement $49,364 $98,728 Development of an Automated Wireless Product Usage Monitoring, Ordering, Tracking, and Delivery Management System
LAWLEY PHARMACEUTICALS PTY LTD Monash University Researcher Placement $50,000 $161,675 An open-label, phase 2, single centre, randomised, crossover pharmacokinetic study assessing two application areas of 0.5ml (5mg) ANDROFEME cream
GREENEARTH ENERGY LIMITED CSIRO Researcher Placement $17,436 $35,491 Developing a photocureable siloxane for the weather sealing of LED light fixtures
PANORAMA SYNERGY LTD University of New South Wales Researcher Placement $50,000 $177,310 Development of MEMS based Hydrogen Detector using LumiMEMS
KAREN SHELDON CATERING PTY. LTD. The University of Queensland Researcher Placement $50,000 $100,000 To engage the University of Queensland to research the use of Australian native foods that will result in natural antioxidants to improve the shelf life of Karen Sheldon Catering wholesale foods.
BYRNSON MANUFACTURING PTY. LTD. University of Wollongong Researcher Placement $43,662 $114,577 Development of an Intelligent Automatic Natural Ventilation System
INTEGRIA HEALTHCARE (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD CSIRO Researcher Placement $18,007 $47,391 Solubilisation of selected herbal extracts
JR BULK LIQUID TRANSPORT PTY LTD University of Technology Sydney Researcher Placement $50,000 $107,555 Intelligent Cloud-based applications for Milk Logistics.
Steinhardt Corporation Pty Ltd Central Queensland University Researcher Placement $50,000 $122,427 Improving fruit retention and yield in macadamia through fertiliser management, bio-regulation, and integrated tree management
Armour Energy Pty Ltd CSIRO Researcher Placement $40,000 $116,894 Characterization of petroleum and mineral potential, Tawallah Group, McArthur Basin, NT
RESONANCE HEALTH ANALYSIS SERVICES PTY LTD CSIRO Researcher Placement $19,000 $55,783 Initial analysis of liver images to detect abnormal physiology and characterise fibrosis
MICROBIOGEN PTY LTD University of New South Wales Researcher Placement $24,522 $49,043 Elucidating the novel biochemical pathways in an industrial microbe

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