Platforms and initiatives
Our research platforms and initiatives have been established to support and enable innovative, cutting-edge research. They are used by our own academics and in partnership with industry, government and other research organisations and universities to directly benefit the local and global community.
Our research ecosystem includes a number of strategic platforms and initiatives that are designed to help our partners find innovative solutions to their real-world problems.
New research initiatives
These initiatives are supported by the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund, realised in collaboration with key partners.
Victorian Hydrogen Hub
In partnership with CSIRO and ARENA 2036, Swinburne’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub brings together the community to support sustainable manufacturing practices.
Medical Technology Victoria (MedTechVic) brings together design, digitalisation, manufacturing and people to co-create medical and assistive technologies of the future.
Aerostructures Innovation Research Hub
Swinburne’s AIR Hub is advancing the manufacturing of composite aerostructures, in partnership with CSIRO, Boeing and others.
Explore our research and innovation platforms
Design and innovation
Design Factory Melbourne
uses the design innovation process to solve complex problems, generate innovative solutions and forecast future scenarios, delivering prototype products, services and systems
Australian Technical Evaluation Network (ATEN)
is a proposed scheme to bring together a network of selected construction experts and testing facilities to evaluate building construction products and systems as to their fitness-for-purpose.
is Swinburne’s epicentre of creativity and disruption on campus, fast-tracking development and marketing of new ventures for students, start-ups and industry
Data and digital
Data for Social Good - Cloud Innovation Centre
works with public sector organisations to undertake digital transformation challenges that address pressing social needs
Digital Innovation Lab
integrates current and future digital technologies into the areas of health, manufacturing, agriculture, social science and smart cities
Digital Research Innovation Capability Platform
develops digital technology solutions that go beyond traditional boundaries, with a focus on partnerships that have a social and economic impact
iHUB National Urban Research Platform
is a scalable, state-of-the-art, multi-layered networked facility that facilitates urban policy-making, plan-making and place-making
Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub
works with Victorian manufacturing SMEs to digitally transform businesses
Factory of the Future
is a state-of-the-art, business-led facility, working with industry to co-create their digital innovation journey
Swinburne-CSIRO Industry 4.0 Testlab in Composite Additive Manufacturing
is a pilot plant for a world-first process in additive manufacturing of carbon fibre composite materials
Learn more about how we work with our partners
Access Health and Community (AccessHC) partnership
Creating positive health outcomes in the community.
Providing rich and diverse opportunities for collaborative public programming, research and thought leadership.
Adobe partnership and Creative Campus Program
Australia’s first Adobe Creative Campus providing industry-standard software and digital literacy skills.
Bendigo Bank partnership
Working together to create positive economic and social impact.
Integrated health services, teaching collaborations and industry engagement activities.
Position Promo partnership
Facilitating education and employment of Indigenous Australians through social impact initiatives.
Richmond Football Club partnership
Committed to working on projects for wider social and economic impact.
Our latest news
More than $1.1mil in funding for Swinburne industry-linked projects
The projects will look at using recycled glass in roads, improving Australia’s 5G network, and boosting quality of life in aged care through technology.Wednesday 08 February 2023
Zero-emissions aviation the focus for first Founder In Residence
Hydrogen and battery-powered air travel is on the horizon, thanks to Swinburne’s new Founder in Residence Rachael Barritt.Tuesday 31 January 2023
Swinburne researchers recognised as national leaders
Swinburne researchers are among Australia’s top achievers highlighted in The Australian’s 2023 Research magazine.Tuesday 08 November 2022
A rapid shift to electric vehicles can save 24,000 lives over the next two decades
Analysis for The Conversation by Professor Hussein Dia, Associate Professor Andi Nygaard, Dr Krysztof Dembek and Associate Professor Magnus MogliaThursday 15 September 2022
Wi-Fi patchy? Swinburne researchers could have the 5G solution
New Swinburne research is leveraging faster and more resilient 5G networks to power the Internet of Things revolution in AustraliaTuesday 30 August 2022
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Facilities and equipment
We have a wide-range of hireable facilities and equipment including world-class research laboratories, labs, telescopes and theatres.
Research institutesSwinburne's research institutes drive multidisciplinary collaboration, linking researchers with industry, business and community to maximise research impact.
Contact the Swinburne Research team
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