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. 

  • Modern hydrogen energy storage system accompaind by large solar power plant and wind turbine park in sunny summer afteroon light with blue sky and scattered clouds. 3d rendering.

    Victorian Hydrogen Hub

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

  • Illustration of two people having a conversation seated at a table with documents on it. One has glasses, the other has a prosthetic arm.


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

  • eVTOL Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing Aircraft Flying Through Beautiful Landscape At Dawn

    Aerostructures Innovation Research Hub

    Swinburne’s AIR Hub is advancing the manufacturing of composite aerostructures, in partnership with CSIRO, Boeing and others.

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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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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.

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Innovation Studio

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 Capability Research 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

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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

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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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