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Innovate with us

Collaborate, innovate and exchange ideas

There are many ways to work with UNSW Sydney that can be of benefit to your business. We believe in sharing the university's knowledge and resources to help businesses grow. 

At UNSW actively engaging with industry is not just an academic theory.

UNSW topped all Australian universities for ARC Linkage Projects for funding in 2015.  The Linkage Projects Scheme funds collaborative projects between university researchers and partner organisations.
UNSW secured 32 linkage project grants totalling $10.3 million for industry-based collaborative research projects, with $22.1 million in cash or in-kind contributions from partner organisations.

Have a look at some of our Case Studies to see how our partnerships have helped turn research discoveries into sucessful products and services to benefit society.


Research intensive university

Brilliant minds and state-of-the-art labs

UNSW Australia is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research and teaching in the Asia-Pacific and is ranked in the top 50 universities in the world.

Whether you’re a small business or large corporation, you can tap into our knowledge, resources and use the university’s vast infrastructure to help meet your business objectives.
We’re here to help you, do better! We’ll connect you to the best researchers in the world that are helping pave the way to a better tomorrow.

We also may be able to assist with government funding, that is only available through collaboration with our University.



First university in Australia to offer inventions for free - Easy Access IP. 

UNSW is the Easy Access IP Ambassador for Australia.

Performing Easy Access IP organisation worldwide

Top ranking

One of the world’s top 50 universities. Based on the 2015 QS rankings that use six indicators to compare the world's top 800 universities.

Work with the best

researchers in state-of-the-art labs

Leading innovator

Australia’s most innovative university at the 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation and Innovations Awards.

World's No.1

Founding partner ATP Innovations: World's no. 1 Technology Incubator 


Lead innovation

Identify new opportunities and ideas for your company.

Australian leader

in accessing government funding.

Collaboration - the key to innovation

Today, more than ever, our researchers are tackling huge challenges facing society, from solving global health issues to renewable energies.

We believe that by working together, we can share knowledge and resources for better innovation outcomes and efficiencies.

With 290 active commercial partnerships, our partners are valuable at all stages of the innovation process, from supporting original research to helping commercialise research outcomes.

LG Electronics
Leica microsystems
Intellectual Ventures

What they're saying

Working with UNSW Innovations … has been straightforward and uncomplicated. It is also enabling a small business such as RSID to compete with the big name players such as Google, Microsoft and Apple.
UNSW Innovations has been cooperative, understanding and focused on outcomes that facilitate a better environment for me to follow my objectives of bring value back to the university from its research.
It’s fair to say that UNSW Innovations has made engagement with the University simple and worthwhile.
Our team is now working with the world’s biggest solar manufacturers through collaborative agreements with UNSW Innovations to commercialise this low-cost technology.
We truly enjoy working with UNSW and their new approach to intellectual property and contracts will only make those engagements easier.
The bringing together of Academia and Industry @ the Innovation Sandpit has been the perfect way for Cook Medical to commence its relationship UNSW. We strongly value our new partnership and look forward to a long and prosperous future for the both of us.
BlueScope has found that participation in the sandpit has brought a fresh, new perspective to insight gathering and idea generation. The variety of perspectives that arise through a sandpit, and the way they can build upon each other provides for very interesting and exciting outcomes.
The Sandpit held at UNSW was well organised and facilitated. The structure worked very well and promoted cross fertilisation of ideas from a range of disciplines and organisations.

UNSW and our partnerships

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