About the Centre
The ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production (TC-IWP) is one of only four such Training Centres funded in the first round of the ARC's Industrial Transformation Research Program.
Administered by the University of Adelaide and led by Director, Prof Vladimir Jiranek, the Centre brings together the diverse research expertise, facilities and commercial insight of 12 partners:
- The Australian Wine Research Institute
- BioInnovation SA
- Charles Sturt University
- CSIRO Plant Industry
- Laffort Oenologie Australia Pty Ltd
- Lowe Wines Pty Ltd
- Memstar Pty Ltd
- NSW Department of Primary Industries
- Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd
- SA Research and Development Institute
- Tarac Technologies Pty Ltd
- Treasury Wine Estates Vintners Ltd
The interests and capabilities of these groups extend from grape to glass and therefore will be instrumental in the Centre's overall objective or developing integrated, whole-of-production-chain approaches to managing flavour and alcohol in wine production.
The diversity of the participating researchers and organisations also provides an exciting and unique training environment for the Centre's PhD students and early career researchers. All will have the opportunity to work closely with several participating organisations, and in fact will be placed for extended periods with one or more groups.
This, along with regular interaction with all participants in the Centre and a comprehensive program of career development activities, will produce PhD graduates and postdoctoral researchers who are well attuned to working with industry, thereby making them highly sought after beyond this project.