Industrial Transformation Training Centres - Grant ID: IC130100005 [ 2013 - 2015 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Vladimir Jiranek; Prof Stephen Tyerman; Prof Dennis Taylor; Dr David Jeffery; Dr Kerry Wilkinson; Dr Roberta Veale; Dr Suzy Rogiers; Dr Paul Petrie; Dr Vanessa Stockdale; Mr Colin Pitcher; A/Prof Victor Sadras; Dr Robert Walker; Dr Markus Herderich; Dr Theunes van der Westhuizen; Mr David Wollan; Mr David Lowe;

Brief description (Innovative Wine Production: responding to climate, water, market and economic challenges) Australia's grape and wine industry earns $4 billion annually (half as exports) and employs 60,000 - largely in regional areas. The industry's rise from the '80s via new plantings and production of well-made, full-flavoured varietal wines has faltered: key threats are climate extremes, water restrictions, a high dollar, markets access difficulties (eg China and India) and evolving consumer preferences. A new wave of innovation is needed to reinvigorate the industry. The ITTC for Innovative Wine Production will capture the expertise and facilities of Australia's key 'wine' universities along with grape, wine and allied companies to train researchers and yield applied research to reinstate Australia as a world leader in branded premium wines.

Funding Amount $2,405,204

Funding Scheme Industrial Transformation Training Centres

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