The Innovation Fund is a unique initiative to provide funding for targeted research to address identified needs to improve human wellbeing using innovative technologies.
Trajan's mission is to have a meaningful impact on human wellbeing, and the research which is conducted with the support of the Innovation Fund will contribute to achieving this goal.
Through the Innovation Fund, Trajan is funding a range of short term research projects where there is an alignment with Trajan's business objectives whilst providing flexible, independent opportunities for world leading researchers.
Access to this type of funding arrangement gives researchers the opportunity to translate academic results into real world outputs - solutions and capabilities for commercial applications. Researchers have the opportunity to present their own independent project proposals to Trajan, which may be distinct from their other ongoing research commitments. These projects could be complementary to existing research, or plant the seed for new research pathways.
To discuss opportunities to establish a fund with Trajan for your academic institution, please contact Mr Robert Lyon, Head of Corporate Development, Trajan Scientific and Medical.
The first Trajan Innovation Fund program has been established for researchers based at the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) at the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia.
Trajan's financial and in-kind support will complement UTAS resources and facilities for research projects. UTAS staff, Post-doctoral Research Fellows and current students can apply for funding of projects lasting up to three months. At the conclusion of each project, Trajan will then assess the commercial potential of the output of this research.
ACROSS is a national research center with multiple research nodes throughout Australia, including the University of Tasmania, Monash University, the University of Western Sydney and most recently, RMIT University.
The ACROSS node based at the University of Tasmania will facilitate Trajan Innovation Fund research by providing flexible and independent support in its key areas of expertise and capabilities. This will also enable the University to carry out more short-term research projects and increase activity within its pure innovation space.