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The Global Connections Fund aimed to promote international collaboration between researchers and small to medium-sized enterprises. 

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) delivered the program with support from our department.

There were 4 successful projects in round 5:

  • a smart system for monitoring and quality control of dragon fruit in Vietnam’s cold freight trucks
  • wound care gel promoting vascularisation and pain relief
  • recycling galvanised zinc ash into high-value additives to treat wastewater
  • a feasibility study for buruli ulcer topical treatment.

Our department continues to support this international collaboration through the Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund.