International collaboration

Global Connections Fund

Global Connections Fund

The Global Connections Fund provides initial funding to promote international collaboration between researchers and small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

The Global Connections Fund program is funded by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) and delivered by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Success Stories

Australian Innovators lead the way with Global Connections

Four new research-industry collaborative projects have been announced as funding recipients for 2023. The projects include finding solutions for monitoring dragon fruit quality during long transit journeys, recycling zinc waste to be used to treat pollutants in wastewater, using an existing topical treatment for Shingles to treat a rare bacterial infection, and developing a wound care gel that promotes accelerated healing and pain relief.

Podcasts featuring previous Global Connections Fund recipients

The TechNOW podcast series explores ground-breaking research and innovation that has been made possible through the Global Connections Fund. In each episode of TechNOW you’ll hear how those collaborations are helping to deliver everyday technology that is shaping the future, from an app that can help heal a broken heart to sensors that monitor power flow through electricity grids in real time and new blood tests that can individually tailor cancer treatment.