Partnerships and collaborations

Our research is based on best-practice frontier technologies for building and transforming regional and rural industries. Partnering with us is an opportunity to connect with staff and graduates at the forefront of their fields of expertise. Our researchers bring novel, creative solutions to wide-ranging agricultural productivity and trade-related ventures.

Work with us to achieve agricultural solutions

CeRRF plays an important role in the support of agricultural activity, food production and processing. We provide research outputs that are life-changing for communities and enterprises. Our innovative solutions help our partners tackle the issues facing rural and regional industries and communities, both here in Australia and around the world.

In partnership, we can offer agricultural solutions that are sustainable, creative and forward thinking for the direct benefit of people and enterprises for years to come.

Help inform our research

Industry plays a significant role informing our research activity and project-based learning. We strive to integrate global and commercial challenges in our students' problem-solving cases. With our partners, we take a contemporary approach to addressing food industry problems.

Our business aim is to provide sustainable solutions for customers: to deliver increased agricultural productivity, regional competitiveness and build resilience. We also want to learn how best to meet the needs of vulnerable communities when humanitarian crises occur.

Gain access to specialist expertise

By partnering with us, you gain access to specialised expertise that can be difficult to source elsewhere. Our centre is set up to attract a new generation of academics closely aligned with new-thinking paradigms and creative, sound business practices.

Connect with us from anywhere

It’s important we connect with rural industries and communities. We do this by developing digital learning environments that deliver research inputs/outputs and provide valuable learning outcomes. This enables us to connect our rural and regional partners with some of the highest-achieving postgraduate students in Australia.

Join our broad and diverse global network

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of our work, we collaborate with a broad cross-section of partners and stakeholders. These currently include:

Private sector and industry groups

  • Romar Engineering Pty Ltd
  • Minifab Pty Ltd
  • Alkaloids of Australia Pty Ltd
  • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)


  • Department of Agriculture (Commonwealth)
  • Department of Primary Industries (NSW)
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP, VIC)
  • Gippsland Local Government Network
  • Moro Shire Council
  • Southern Grampians Shire Council
  • Riverina Local Land Services

Community, philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors

  • Murrumbidgee Irrigation
  • National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI)


  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • The Energy Research Institute (TERI)

Contact us

Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRFF)
General enquiries
+61 3 5247 9265

Deakin University
75 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216