Successful spin-offs

Swinburne’s research and technologies offer many opportunities to bring innovative products and services to market. We have set up several spin-off companies over the last decade to apply the results of our research to the benefit of the community.

Cortical Dynamics

Cortical Dynamics was incorporated in 2004 to commercialise technology used for monitoring anaesthesia. The company now assists researchers and clinicians to examine the effects of drugs on brain function and was recognised for this work at the 2016 Australian Technologies Competition. Cortical Dynamics is now listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.


Genos was created as the commercialisation of the Swinburne University Emotional Intelligence Test. The organisation now provides development programs and assessments to companies around the world.


Hardwear started as the commercialisation of Swinburne’s development of a new portable laser surfacing technology to repair turbine blades. The company now provides laser surfacing and in-situ laser cladding for users such as the power, mining and rail industries.


Logometrix grew out of an ARC grant to develop a tool for rural, regional and metropolitan councils to evaluate performance and manage property and assets in line with best value principles.


MiniFAB is a contract engineering firm that develops and manufactures disposable micro-engineered products. The organisation has completed more than 900 projects and now has offices in Europe and the US.

Purple Panda

Purple Panda was established to commercialise Chinese language learning software developed at Swinburne. Software products created by Purple Panda have been licensed by Oxford University Press and the University of Melbourne.


Sportsbet21 was established to commercialise Swinburne’s sports statistics capability.


VROOM sells and installs the Virtual Room configuration – an interactive and immersive environment available for scientific visualisation, suitable for universities, museums and galleries. The Virtual Room was developed through a collaboration between the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, RMIT University, Monash University, Adacel Technologies and Museum Victoria.

Youthworx Productions

Youthworx Productions is a social enterprise company where trainees produce professional videos under the mentorship of media and production specialists. The company emerged out of a partnership between the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and the Salvation Army, within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation.