A LOCAL horticulture and community leader has been appointed head of the Mallee Regional Innovation Centre (MRIC), a research and development institute to be launched next month.
A joint venture by La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne, MRIC aims to become a key player in research and innovation in the region’s key sectors of horticulture, environment, energy and water.
Merbein-raised Rebecca Wells, who will step into her role early next month, said collaboration between businesses and industries would be a key component of the centre’s success.
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