Triple 10 research grant

Media Release: Ignite SA gives $30k to local research institutions

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Ignite SA today announces the results of the Triple 10 Research Grant, an initiative to build upon existing research projects using advanced networks that provide transformative public benefit.

The three successful projects will each receive a $10,000 top-up funding boost and must use next-generation technologies that require high-speed, advanced networks and are transforming how we live, work and play.

Jing Gao, Argsen, University of South Australia
With the advancement in high-speed networks, video has emerged as an essential resource for contemporary teaching practice. Jing Gao is working on an Online Video Annotation for Learning (OVAL) system to increase engagement leading to improved levels of teaching performance.

The program was developed collaboratively by UniSA’s Teaching Innovation Unit in collaboration with Jing’s company Argsen.

Nick Falkner, Australian Smart Cities Consortium, University of Adelaide
Gaining global recognition and delivering world-class programs require researchers to have easy access to an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to be used for technological innovation, field testing and translating Smart Cities research into outcomes with high value economic and social dividends.

Nick Falkner, an Associate Professor from the University of Adelaide, is working on the ‘Living Lab’, a network of sensors, meters and personal IoT devices connecting to create a layer of technology that sits over the physical structures within a project.

Dr Ben Stubbs, University of South Australia
Dr Ben Stubbs, a senior lecturer at UniSA’s School of Creative Industries is working on an app to better equip students to succeed in a changing journalism environment.

His project responds to the rise of professional virtual reality (VR) journalism by developing students who are ready and able to deliver VR content to the world. The first stage of the project involved the construction of an app and subsequent teaching curriculum to allow journalism students to create content for mobile phone VR distribution.

A partnership between the State Government and UniSA, Ignite SA was launched in October 2017 to support the development of innovative applications using South Australia’s high speed, advanced networks.

South Australia is the first international city to join the growing US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities program, creating new opportunities for innovative businesses to collaborate and share information with 25 other US Ignite communities.

The driving force behind Ignite SA is the Department of Industry and Skills in conjunction with UniSA, in particular the Information Strategy and Technology Services (ISTS) unit and the Innovation & Collaboration Centre.

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Jing Gao's OVAL application.


Associate Professor at Adelaide University Nick Falkner.

Senior Lecturer UniSA Ben Stubbs.

Poster for the Immerse VR course.