Collaborators & Partners

An innovative feature of our Centre was the development of collaborative projects with each of our PIs, under the framework of an international network of public and private partners. This international network leveraged ARC investments in Europe and North America, and captured world class multidisciplinary expertise not available in Australia at the time.

Partner Investigators visited the Centre's nodes in Australia; attended Centre Scientific Meetings; provided mentoring opportunities for early career researchers and students; and collaborated with CI's on publications, development of new initiatives and preparation of grant applications.

Strategic co-investment of some ARC funds enhanced our capabilities and provided access to overseas funding bodies for research, training and commercialisation collaborations. Success of this strategy was demonstrated in the early years of the ARC Centre with its PI's being successful in obtaining additional funding from the Swedish Science Foundation and KTH University, the German government’s GABI scheme and the BBSRC in the UK.

The capabilities of each node of the ARC Centre and links to our International Partners are described in these pages.