Partnership stories

Learn more about how we work with some of our partners.

  • “Telstra provided funding to support the Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute to establish, pilot and evaluate an interest-participation model for developing sustainable digital media skills and literacies for seniors aged 60 and over. Our partnership with the institute has been of great value to Telstra.”

    General manager, Digital Inclusion Chief Sustainability Office , Corporate Affairs, Telstra

Infrastructure partners can utilise

We’ve set up world-class infrastructure that’s leading the way in creating positive outcomes across industry.  

Why partner with us?

Top 1% globally

QS World University Rankings 2023

Top 250 globally

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022

Top 50 Under 50*

QS World University Rankings 2021

*Best universities in the world under 50 years old

Success stories

From partnerships with SMEs, right through to our collaborations with large multinationals, we have earnt a reputation for accomplishing great outcomes. Read some of our recent success stories recently published in our Changemakers magazine.

  • Image from outer space with a section of the earth along the bottom and a colourful light display in the sky

    Research commercialisation

    Bringing the universe to the world

    Swinburne astrophysics research is not just helping us to understand the universe – it is also delivering the universe to movie audiences throughout the world. 

  • Two men in suits standing next to a large neuroimaging type machine with someone sitting in the seat

    Research commercialisation

    Smart Ageing

    Swinburne research is helping to ensure that people retain their memory and brain function as they get older.

  • The mDetect team

    Research commercialisation

    Start-up and spin-off companies for research translation

    Learn more about our successful spin-off companies, formed through research partnerships with businesses and industry.

  • Close up of the Supreme Court plaque on the building

    Research commercialisation

    Improving trial by Jury

    Swinburne has helped to make the job of juries easier – reducing retrials, costs and victim trauma.

  • Three girls and three boys in school uniforms sitting around a green table playing with two robots

    Research commercialisation

    Supporting STEM

    The Knox Innovation Opportunity Sustainability Centre at Swinburne is helping to switch on the next generation of Australian science students.

  • A futuristic city landscape with technology blueprints overlaying the image, in blue/purple tones

    Research commercialisation

    Comparing clouds

    Innovative software tools developed by Swinburne are making it easy for businesses to understand and get what they want from the cloud.

  • Caucasian female with brown hair smiling at the camera with a group of people semi in focus behind her

    Research commercialisation

    On track for outstanding outcomes

    Swinburne’s work on the Melbourne train fleet has saved money, prevented poor environmental impacts and even helped trains run on time.

  • Group of Richmond footballers arm in arm singing the theme song after a win

    Research commercialisation

    Staying in the club

    Swinburne and the AFL has developed a new mechanism to help clubs grow and thrive called The Swinburne Membership Satisfaction and Retention (MEMSAT) tool.

  • Blue steel frame of semi constructed house with large trees in the background

    Research commercialisation

    The steel standard

    Swinburne is giving Australian home owners access to fast, durable steel-framed housing.

  • A man and a woman smiling at the camera with a group of works chatting at a table behind them

    Research commercialisation

    Mental health help

    Swinburne is helping to make sure people have access to mental health support by developing free online services.

  • An Asian man and caucasian female in suits looking a laptops in an office setting

    Research commercialisation

    Data driven business policy

    The Swinburne industrial economics team has worked with government agencies to clean and link government datasets.

  • Beautiful view of wheat field during sunset. Seedlings are growing on farm against sky. Scenic view of agricultural land.

    Research commercialisation

    Getting to the root of the problem

    Swinburne scientists have helped develop new soil-wetting agents that significantly increase crop yield and farming sustainability.

  • Boy huddled and alone on city street

    Research commercialisation

    A place to lay your head

    Swinburne research is helping to reduce the risk of homelessness for young Australians.

  • Group photo with five men and four women of varying ages and races standing or sitting in a row

    Research commercialisation

    Better information for more people

    Combating both information overload and ‘fake news’, Swinburne news sites are providing access to high-quality information and analysis to users around the world. 

  • Two people taking a scan of a funky bar code on their phone in a Melbourne lane way

    Research commercialisation

    Exploring the city with your phone

    New smartphone games developed by Swinburne are helping to connect people with the places they live.

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Recent highlights

In recent years, we’ve formed a number of major partnerships instrumental in creating widespread industry advancement. Read some of our latest news stories to find out more about these achievements.

Learn more about Swinburne partnerships