Collaboration, research and partnerships

There are many ways you can collaborate and partner with Swinburne. Our Industry Engagement, Research Engagement and Global Engagement teams work with businesses, educators and government agencies both locally and globally. Discover how they can best work with your institution.

Industry engagement

Our Industry Engagement team works with organisations from SMEs to multinationals. Together, we co-create impactful partnerships. At Swinburne we listen to you, and, from a point of mutual understanding, we can quickly engage you with the right teams.

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Workforce training and professional development

If you’re looking to upskill your employees or want to explore customised learning and development solutions, email or call 1800 633 560.

Swinburne Innovation Studio

Got an idea for an interesting product or want to create a start-up? We can work with you to create novel products and services through a co-creation model through the Innovation Studio. Email to learn more.

Research engagement

If you have a business or organisation problem that needs a new and innovative solution, collaborate with us on research programs. We’re focused on delivering research that creates economic and social impact, and our researchers are producing innovative solutions to real-world problems across a range of disciplines and sectors.

If you have a question, email

For specific queries on intellectual property policies, patents portfolio or license agreements, email

Global engagement  

Swinburne Global helps education institutions and government agencies from outside Australia explore, establish and deliver collaborative partnerships with Swinburne.

We help students discover short-term or semester study options around the world, and we also facilitate the delivery of Swinburne’s world-class degrees in countries across the globe.

If you are interested in education partnerships, email

If you plan to visit our campus to discuss a new partnership, please get in touch through our international visitor request form.

Are you an international education agent?

If you are an international education agent looking to partner with Swinburne, please visit our information for international agents page.

Employing a student or graduate

Build your talent pipeline with Swinburne's next generation of creative, innovative and adaptable thinkers and doers.  Swinburne offers a variety of opportunities for your organisation to engage with our students, including placements, internships, industry-linked projects, graduate engagement and more.

Join thousands of organisation from start-ups to multinationals, who have partnered with us to build early talent pipelines. Start the process by emailing

Yuki Kojima

Manager, Employer Engagement
+61 3 9214 8621

Marianne Buyskes-Abrahams

Team Leader, graduate Engagement and Employment 
+61 3 9214 4623

Charles Slee

Team Leader, Industry Engagement
(Defence, Aviation)
+61 3 9214 4749

Travis Keating

Industry Engagement Consultant
(Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, Health, Scientific, Energy and Utilities)
+61 3 9214 8736

Zoe Shew

Industry Engagement Consultant
(Banking, Consulting, Finance, Accountancy)
+61 3 9214 8537

Katie Eng

Industry Engagement Consultant
(Information, Telecommunications, Digital Technologies)
+61 3 9214 8677

Catherine Thomas

Industry Engagement Consultant
(Education, Creative industries, Media, Advertising)
+61 3 9214 4360

Michael Clayton

Industry Engagement Consultant
(Legal, Sport, Marketing, Arts and Recreation services)
+61 3 9214 3732

Matthew Timms

Coordinator, Graduate Engagement & Employment

Want to employ a PhD-level student while they’re studying to solve a unique business problem? We have opportunities to employ our PhD students for internships as part of their studies. Learn more by emailing

If you’re not sure what type of placement would be best for you, please submit an enquiry.

Volunteer opportunities for our students

If you have opportunities available for our students to volunteer, we want to hear about it. Let us know by emailing

Schools engagement programs

If you’re a school principle or school teacher looking for professional development, workshops, events or work experience placements with us, email

Genevieve Lazzari

Associate Director, Collaboration & Partnerships
+61 3 9214 3834

Ashlee Lambton

In2Science Coordinator, Collaboration & Partnerships
+61 3 9214 5737

Megan Hough

PrimeSCI! Coordinator, Collaboration & Partnerships
+61 3 9210 1969

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