Successful industry partnerships: Rio Tinto
We believe in partnering with industry partners and like-minded engineering and information technologies faculties around the world to form strategic collaborations. In doing so, we aim to:
To help maximise our collaborations, all international industry and university collaborations may be eligible for government funding support. These schemes are open to international participants.
The Centre for Translational Research is a pilot centre dedicated to facilitating industry-facing, collaborative research innovation that addresses the challenges faced by Australia’s key industry sectors.
It was established to answer industry-focused research questions through facilitating short, sharp, sector-based projects. The centre aims to foster collaboration and multidisciplinary research across the University and demonstrate our integrated capabilities through prototypes and client-focused research that answers specific industry challenges.
This approach increases the number of industry-academic engagements across the University and therefore improves the potential for success of these larger, industry-funded research projects.
The collaborative program is multidisciplinary, focusing on Australia’s research priority areas of food, soil and water, transport, cyber security, energy, resources, advanced manufacturing, environmental change and healthcare.
The centre has adopted a novel accelerator model for research, designed to identify real industry problems and prototype solutions swiftly. The typical outcome is a targeted program of funded research to develop and commercialise the prototyped solutions.
Problems of the traditional models for translational research will be overcome by leveraging leading minds, skills and networks across the University to match the industry partner’s objectives. The centre aims to improve the number of successful commercial engagements, positively influence research funding and place the University of Sydney among other leading universities and institutions within both Australia’s ‘ideas boom’ and the global innovation sector.
Our aim is to serve as a worldwide, best-practice centre of excellence to satisfy the needs of Australian industry and enhance the University’s global reputation in innovation, business engagement and entrepreneurship.
To find out more, contact the centre’s Director, Andrew Harris.
Successful industry partnerships: AB Mauri
Successful industry partnerships: Thales