This Self-sustaining Regions Research and Innovation Initiative will explore new ways of strengthening regional well-being and driving regional rejuvenation. The Collaborative Research Network for Self-sustaining Regions Research and Innovation Initiative contains three major elements of research.
This element, through applied optimisation, informatics and systems modelling researches regional manufacturing and production systems, energy sources, telehealth, technologies, and products; and will recommend commercial applications and capacity-building relevant for regional rejuvenation.
This element investigates and contributes to regional “well-being” by addressing social, educational and health aspects with emphasis on youth connectedness and engagement, and rural worker health.
This element explores historical and future landscape change and ecosystem services and resilience – biodiversity, conservation, as well as land use and planning – in order to equip regions and regional communities to adapt to environmental change in economically-viable and environmentally-sustainable ways.