12 December 2017
APRAH established under funding from Regional Collaborations Programme
The Hon Craig Laundy MP, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, announced on 11 October 2017 that new funding had been granted to Australia-led collaborative projects to address the Asia-Pacific affordable housing crisis, tackle hepatitis B and monitor the impact of coastal climate changes. The Regional Collaborations Programme is designed to build strong linkages between Australian researchers and businesses and their Asia-Pacific regional counterparts by supporting multi-partner science, research and innovation collaboration activities that address issues of significance to our nation and the region.
The Asia-Pacific Research Network for Affordable Resilient Housing (APRAH) was awarded $210k of Government funding to develop a research network on sustainable materials and prefabricated systems to address the housing crisis in the region through resilient affordable housing. The funding is provided by the Australian Academy of Science, on behalf of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The Regional Collaborations Programme is supported by the Australian Government under the National Innovation and Science Agenda.