Achieve your business goals with a Deakin partnership
Whatever the size of your organisation, we can help you grow your ideas from concept to reality. Tap into the best and brightest minds from our faculties, institutes and research centres. Access industrial scale facilities and co-location opportunities, as well as our world-class, impact-driven research.
In partnering with Deakin, you’ll gain a collaborator who is open and flexible to your needs, understands your goals, and shares your ambition.
With proven success in tailoring practical interventions and launching scalable commercial applications, we’re consistently delivering transformational solutions to local and global challenges.
As Victoria’s first regional university, we’ve built strong partnerships with businesses, government, and communities not only across the world but in the Geelong and Warrnambool regions. From Barwon Health to local carbon fibre and hydrogen industries, we’re committed to supporting businesses, creating jobs and driving economic and social development in regional Victoria. Restless for local success, we strive to enable our local industries and communities to unleash their ideas and innovations for global impact.
We partner with universities, industry and research organisations around the world to address global social, economic and environmental challenges facing our communities. Get in touch to learn more about our research partnerships.
Research for industry and government
Together we can better understand and address the needs of the communities we serve. Connecting our people and capabilities to your ideas, we develop practical and effective solutions for the major challenges facing communities in Australia and abroad.
With over 500 active partnerships across 57 countries, join our rapidly expanding strategic partnerships network and leverage our capabilities, connections, and facilities.
Towards better mental health for SME business owners
Deakin joined forces with national accounting and finance bodies to offer Counting on U, a world-first mental health first-aid relationship program designed to support the mental health needs of small-to-medium (SME) business owners.
Barwon Health and Deakin University: enabling better health outcomes through education and research
Barwon Health and Deakin University are working closely together to address some of the community’s biggest health challenges.
ManuFutures – a partnership success story
ManuFutures is a purpose-built, advanced manufacturing innovation hub and business accelerator, located within the heart of Deakin’s Future Economy Precinct on the Waurn Ponds campus.
Fika Entertainment – a research commercialisation success story
A new Deakin University spin-out, Fika Entertainment, is pushing the boundaries in the development of transformative entertainment production.
Pioneering partnership in nursing and midwifery is a health care win for Victoria
Deakin’s academic/health services partnership network has both significantly improved Victorian nursing and midwifery care and become an international showcase for translating research to make a real difference in the quality of health care.
Deakin-HYDAC partnership is leading the way in virtual reality training solutions
Deakin’s Motion Lab is home to one of Australia’s leading motion capture and virtual reality/augmented reality facilities.
Carbon Nexus: revolutionising manufacturing
At the heart of Deakin University’s Future Economy Precinct, Carbon Nexus is supporting the transition to advanced manufacturing and smart system growth as the world’s most advanced carbon fibre and composite research facility.
CyRise – accelerating cyber security startups
CyRise, a partnership between Deakin University and global IT company NTT Ltd Australia, is a unique accelerator designed to invest in – and build – an ecosystem for cyber security startups.
The Geelong Future Economy Precinct
The Geelong Future Economy Precinct is a world-leading innovation precinct generating high-value knowledge economy jobs for the region; offering an enviable quality of life, dedicated infrastructure and the potential to build on its current success.
Access leading research facilities
Your partnership with Deakin opens the door to multimillion dollar research facilities and infrastructure, some of which can’t be found anywhere outside of our campuses.
Our facilities are shared by researchers from each of our four faculties, giving you access to future-focused technology and new ways of thinking about your question or product. Some of our unique facilities include:
- Carbon Nexus – a world-first, open-access facility with an unparalleled suite of carbon fibre research technology
- BatTRI-Hub – an innovative research centre focused on advanced battery prototyping and commercialisation
- Cognitive neuroscience facilities – featuring EEG, EMG, TMS, near infrared spectroscopy and much more
- Motion.Lab – research, art and movement-based technology intersect at this reality-bending VR facility
Based on a tour of the Deakin facility and meeting the team, we were inspired to work together and saw real possibilities to develop the technology for industrial and training applications.
HYDAC Managing Director (Aus/NZ)
Discover how we can work together
No matter your question, challenge or vision, our research community at Deakin is ready to work closely with you to deliver impact. We’re out in communities helping to drive positive change. We’re in laboratories and on factory floors testing prototypes for scale up. Join thousands of companies – across a diverse range of industries – who have benefited from our ingenuity and multidisciplinary research.