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ATN universities are research leaders with a reputation for excellence across a range of discipline areas. We are committed to high quality research that contributes practical solutions to real-world challenges. The ATN are also leading participants in Australia's Cooperative Research Centres linking government, industry and researchers.

The ATN’s Industry Doctoral Training Centre (IDTC) is an innovative Australia-wide industry research training program focused on providing solutions to real industry challenges. This unique program combines cutting-edge theory and traditional Masters and PhD research training with professional and broad technical skills required by industry from diverse sectors including commercial organisations, Government, research organisations, and not-for-profit sectors. Read more...

Advanced Manufacturing labResearcher showcases

Read a selection of case studies from each of our member universities that showcase some of our world-leading research. 

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World first human trial of the super banana

QUT has launched the world's first human trial of pro-vitamin A-enriched banana, expected to lift the health and well-being of millions of Ugandans and other East Africans. Distinguished Professor James Dale said the project was one of the most significant biofortification projects in the world today.

Anthropometry research to build Navy of future

Dr Grant Tomkinson from UniSA's School of Health Sciences is leading a research project using advanced 3D body scanning to help the Royal Australian Navy optimise working environments on its ships and better design uniforms and specialist clothing.

Australia's first 3D printed spine implant 

Researchers at RMIT University have collaborated with a medical device company and a neurosurgeon to successfully deliver a 3D printed vertebral cage to a patient with severe back pain. The medical device is Australia’s first 3D printed spine implant.

Finding value in seafood 'waste'

For every three fish caught in Australia’s two billion-dollar-a-year seafood industry, the equivalent of two of those are thrown away. But Curtin University researchers have teamed up with industry partners to reclaim what has to date been a colossal and costly waste.  Watch, and see how this partnership looked outside the box to completely rethink product development.

Lab on a chip

UTS researchers have developed a portable forensics laboratory called "lab on a chip" which allows police and defence agencies to uncover real time information at the crime scene. 

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