Achieve your business goals with a Deakin partnership

Deakin researchers collaborate with business, community organisations and government to deliver powerful and applied solutions. Your partnership with Deakin gives you access to multimillion dollar research facilities and infrastructure. Whatever the size of your organisation, we can help you grow your ideas from concept to reality.

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Strong partnerships

From Barwon Health to local carbon fibre and hydrogen industries, we’re committed to supporting industry and government to create jobs in regional Victoria. We also have partners around the world addressing global social, economic and environmental challenges.

Industry-standard facilities

Your partnership with Deakin opens the door to multimillion dollar research facilities and infrastructure, some of which can’t be found outside our campuses. Access industrial-scale facilities and co-location opportunities, as well as our impact-driven research.

World-renowned academics

Tap into the best and brightest minds from our faculties, institutes and research centres. Connecting our people and capabilities to your ideas, our research leaders develop practical and effective solutions for the major challenges facing communities in Australia and abroad.

As a national leader in research commercialisation and collaboration, when you work with Deakin you gain a partner that is open and flexible to your needs, understands your goals and shares your ambition to develop practical solutions for positive, lasting impact.

Professor Iain Martin



#9 in the world for research excellence


Researchers among top 1% globally


World-leading carbon fibre facility


Australia's largest applied AI Institute


Victoria's most advanced marine lab


Top 200 universities worldwide

Access leading research facilities

Access leading research facilities

Our facilities are shared by researchers from across the University, giving you access to future-focused technology and new ways of thinking about your question or product.

Join our industry and government networks

Join our industry and government networks

We’re committed to supporting businesses, creating jobs and driving economic and social development in regional Victoria. We strive to enable our local industries and communities to unleash their ideas and innovations for global impact.

Discover our research strengths and community

Explore Deakin’s institutes, groups and our many partnerships. See where your business could benefit by partnering with Deakin research. You can also find research projects in your area of interest.

How Deakin graduate researchers can advance your business

Deakin’s PhD industry placements program gives organisations like yours access to emerging research experts to solve problems and harness new opportunities. Industry placements are available to all non-higher education institutions, such as small-to-medium enterprises, government and not-for-profits, and can be completed by both domestic and international graduate researchers.

Enquire about the placements program

We have had seven PhD researchers undertake internships with various Aurecon business units. The success of these projects, business impact and readiness of the candidates for industry has seen a number return to Aurecon following graduation.

Slaven Marusic

Data Science Lead, Aurecon

Deakin’s partnership success stories

With proven success in tailoring practical interventions and launching scalable commercial applications, we’re consistently delivering transformational solutions to local and global challenges.

  • Tech challenge delivers new freedom for wheelchair users
  • Towards better mental health for SME business owners
  • ManuFutures – a partnership success story
  • Pioneering partnership in nursing and midwifery is a health care win for Victoria

Tech challenge delivers new freedom for wheelchair users

Deakin's Applied AI Institute worked with med-tech pioneers Control Bionics to develop the world’s first autonomous driving wheelchair module.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Contact us

Interested in partnering with Deakin research? Submit an enquiry online or download our partnerships brochure if you’d like more information in print format.

Download our Research partnerships brochure (PDF, 2.9MB)

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