Industry partnerships

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment has a strong research reputation underpinned by our excellent national and international industry links and partnerships.

Our researchers actively engage with businesses, government and community groups, and collaborate to discover innovative and impactful solutions to current social, economic, technical and environmental challenges.

Our aim

Through our industry partnerships we aim to:

  • Deliver innovation, excellence, impact and competitive advantage through platform technologies, products and services that benefit industry and the communities we serve
  • Develop research centres and capabilities aligned with industry needs and priorities
  • Translate our research into new products and services
  • Deliver valuable learning experiences for students and staff through work-integrated placements and collaborative research projects that provide exposure to commercially relevant real-world challenges.

Collaborate with us

We actively seek industry partnerships and have a range of initiatives to facilitate collaborative engagement, including funding support for joint research and industry PhD scholarships and flexible research agreements to streamline the partnership process.


ManuFutures is a purpose-built advanced manufacturing innovation hub, with flexible spaces available for lease at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. It offers tenants access to the research and knowledge of the University as well as an extensive range of business support, centralised corporate facilities and front of office functions.

Find out more about ManuFutures

Contact us

Our dedicated research partnership managers provide support across all phases of the industry partnership process.

Email our Research Partnerships Team