Country location: China
Grantee: UNSW Australia
Through conducting a needs analysis visit to China, and a research prospectus development and investor forum in China, the objective of this proposal is to utilize and promote Australian port and harbour management expertise in association with counterparts in China, to formulate a major proposal to establish the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Transformation of Urban Ports and Harbours (TUPAH).
The project will conclude with acceptance of a comprehensive research prospectus, including agreed priorities for research programs, selected draft business cases, identified pathways for investment and knowledge exchange, this forms an initial activity of a research consortium, a community of practice, involving both Australian and Chinese scientists, port managers and industry people.
Needs analysis visit, Qingdao, Rizhao, Beijing, China, 30 July to 12 August 2016
Research prospectus development and investor forum, Qingdao, China, 17 to 22 October 2016
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Australia-China Council grant offer: $35,000 plus $3,500 GST
Total project value: $38,500