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CEAT launches new funding program!

CEAT is pleased to announce the Strategic Investment Program (SIP). This is a funding opportunity open to ANU researchers looking to engage with industry partners . . . ...more

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Agriculture and the Circular Economy

Story by Rebecca Craine and Vivienne Wells — What is the Circular Economy? As the global population increases and becomes more developed and urbanised, demand for food, energy and water are rising [1]. However, the Earth’s resources are finite and have a limited capacity to meet this growing demand. The standard model of society today

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The benefits of agrivoltaics in agriculture

Story by Vivienne Wells — Climate variability will pose significant challenges to Australian farmers in the coming decades, with temperature rises since 2000 estimated to have reduced average farm profits by approximately 22% across the broadacre industry [1]. Broadacre cropping is affected most, with an  average profit loss of $70,900 per year (35%) for a

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November Director’s Message

In October the Australian Government released the most recent edition of the National Agricultural Innovation Policy Statement. The Statement provides an up-to-date overview of the Agricultural Innovation Agenda and how a range of investments are being deployed to help greatly increase Australia’s annual agricultural productivity growth.  In this Director’s Message, I briefly explore some of

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Plant Biology meets Computer Vision – interdisciplinary ANU research project reimagines plant phenotyping

Last month, Canadian biopharmaceutical company Medicago R&D Inc. and ANU successfully completed the first phase of a five-year research collaboration to monitor the growth and performance of plants used in the production of Virus-Like Particles (VLPs). The second phase of the collaboration will support $1.5M of research to enable Medicago to optimise proprietary plant-based technology

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