Research partnerships


RMIT delivers solutions for industry through applied research. RMIT’s researchers are committed to supporting our partners to create and capture value through tailored approaches for small business through to research programs in consortiums.

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RMIT’s researchers are committed to supporting our partners to create and capture value through tailored approaches for small business through to research programs in consortiums.

Benefits to business

Outstanding researchers

Connections to outstanding researchers and key research capabilities

Partner organisations and networks

Links with RMIT’s partner organisations and networks

Collaborative funding schemes

Access to collaborative funding through the industry schemes including the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and Australian Research Council.


Opportunities to invest in Intellectual Property and commercialisation

Enabling Capability Platforms (ECP)

Research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems and to deliver significant economic, social and environmental impact. Unlike conventional discipline-based research structures, the Enabling Capability Platforms connect researchers from multiple disciplines and from across Colleges under a thematic umbrella.

Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication

Advanced manufacturing and fabrication is driving the next wave of manufacturing excellence in Australia through the transformation of specialised materials into high performing products.

Advanced Materials

Creating advanced materials to address the future needs of industries through the design of new materials and modification of existing ones.

Biomedical and Health Innovation

The burden of chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer is escalating across the globe, while endemic and emerging infectious diseases are overwhelming health systems in under-resourced countries.

Design and Creative Practice

Ensuring social connection and sustainability are enhanced by new technologies through design and creative practice research that draws on social and digital innovation.

Global Business Innovation

With the GBI ECP, RMIT will be "Leading and harnessing research-driven change to unlock the value and impact of innovation within Australia and worldwide".

Information and Systems (Engineering)

Responding to new information technologies and data collection methods that are disrupting society by engaging our experts across multiple disciplines.

Social Change

Social change research makes sense of human progress, from the local scale to the global, enabling governments, businesses and communities to respond in ways that benefit and strengthen society.

Urban Futures

Research that informs how cities can be more equitable, sustainable and accountable by providing integrated planning and design solutions for rapid population growth and urbanisation.

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Partnerships and research translation

Our multidisciplinary, outcome-oriented approach makes us the partner of choice in our collaborations with research agencies, other universities, and government, community and industry bodies.

Services and facilities

Research news

Get in touch

Contact the Industry Engagement Team to learn more about our services and partnership opportunities.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer