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. 

  • Abstract hydrogen molecular structure in different tones of blue.

    Victorian Hydrogen Hub

    In partnership with CSIRO and ARENA 2036, Swinburne’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub brings together the community to support sustainable manufacturing practices.

  • Technological Prosthetic Robot Arm is Tested by Two Professional Development Engineers in a High Tech Research Laboratory with Modern Futuristic Equipment


    Medical Technology Victoria (MedTechVic) brings together design, digitalisation, manufacturing and people to co-create medical and assistive technologies of the future. 

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

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Innovation Precinct

is Swinburne’s epicentre of creativity and disruption on campus, fast-tracking development and marketing of new ventures for students, start-ups and industry 

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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

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Digital Innovation Lab

integrates current and future digital technologies into the areas of health, manufacturing, agriculture, social science and smart cities

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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

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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

Visit iHUB National Urban Research Platform


Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub

works with Victorian manufacturing SMEs to digitally transform businesses

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Factory of the Future

is a state-of-the-art, business-led facility, working with industry to co-create their digital innovation journey

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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

Visit Swinburne-CSIRO Industry 4.0 Testlab

Learn more about how we work with our partners

Our latest news

  • A rocket entering the space above the clouds
    • Astronomy
    • Science
    • Engineering

    Swinburne scores world-leading tech for space manufacturing

    A multimillion-dollar collaboration between Swinburne and additive manufacturing company Titomic, will enable the creation of lighter, stronger and more capable structures for space, including rocket nozzles and satellite components using ‘green’ titanium.

    Friday 27 August 2021
    • University

    Swinburne early career researchers win ARC funding

    Two of Swinburne’s early career researchers have won significant research grants to explore origami structures and materials, and supporting child victims from re-victimisation and offending.

    Friday 20 August 2021
  • The AMDC building at Hawthorn with trees to the right and clear blue skies to the left
    • University

    Swinburne climbs global academic rankings

    Swinburne has continued to rise in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), placing in the top 300 of the world’s best universities for 2021.

    Monday 16 August 2021
  • Wakefield Gardens at Hawthorn campus
    • University

    Four ARC Future Fellowships for Swinburne researchers

    Four Swinburne researchers have received prestigious ARC Future Fellowships to support work in sexual health, solar fuels, nanoprinting and climate resilient cities.

    Wednesday 11 August 2021
    • Education

    Supporting Pasifika youth with new research collaboration

    A new collaborative research and impact project between Swinburne researchers and the Centre for Multicultural Youth will help support positive outcomes for Pasifika youth communities.

    Monday 21 June 2021

Discover more of our research

  • Observing the growth of cells under a microscope for biomedical research.

    Facilities and equipment

    We have a wide-range of hireable facilities and equipment including world-class research laboratories, labs, telescopes and theatres.

  • The state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing & Design Centre is our 5-star green star building for research

    Research institutes

    Swinburne's research institutes drive multidisciplinary collaboration, linking researchers with industry, business and community to maximise research impact.

Contact the Swinburne Research team

Whatever your query, please contact the research team on +61 3 9214 4859 or via research@swinburne.edu.au.

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