Researchers collaborating with industry

The Industrial Transformation Research Hub is a scheme that engages Australia's best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training the future workforce. This scheme will support collaborative research activity between the Australian higher education sector and industry designed to focus on strategic outcomes not independently realisable.

Funding has been provided by the Australian Research Council.

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Seafarms is Australia’s largest prawn farming company, owning and operating three prawn farms (160ha total) in Australia at Cardwell and Ingham, a hatchery at Flying Fish Point, Qld and a broodstock facility in Exmouth, WA, with the capacity to produce 185 million post larvae per year. Seafarms produces ~1,800 tonnes of farmed prawns p.a). In addition to the strong financial commitment, further evidence of the importance of the project to Seafarms is that they set aside 10% of their farm to project Research & Development activities.

Seafarms are also the proponent for Project Sea Dragon which is a $1.45 billion (capex) project comprising of 10,000 hectare of grow out ponds that is integrated with its own breeding program, hatchery and broodstock facility, power station and processing plant. Project Sea Dragon is forecast to generate annual revenues of $1.6 billion when complete.

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Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd, a not for profit company, is Australia's largest provider of genomic services and solutions. AGRF has laboratories in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, providing the ARC Research Hub for Advanced Prawn Breeding with unparalleled access to a national network of state-of-the-art genomic facilities, technology, and expertise.

AGRF’s mission is to enhance the global competitiveness of Australian research and industry through the use of cutting edge genomics tools and technologies. Participation in the ARC Research Hub for Advanced Prawn Breeding is a first step in establishing a long-term collaborative relationship with partners in the aquaculture industry that will result in the development and application of genomic tools and resources that will have far-reaching benefits for the sustainability, productivity, and global competitiveness of the Australian aquaculture industry.