As outlined in the ‘Research that Shapes the Future’ Pillar Plan, the Industry Engagement Priorities (IEPs) act as a conduit to industry, connecting compelling external opportunities with outstanding internal capability, and addressing major societal and technological challenges.

Complementing the University’s fundamental research excellence, and as part of the intellectual ecosystem of the University  the IEPs are designed to deepen our relationships with industry, and broaden the skills of our staff and students as they seek to develop, and join, tomorrow’s workforce.

The IEPs are supported by an identified director and an Industry Advisory Board. Our five IEP directors are:

The IEPs are a vehicle for listening to industry needs, developing major research collaborations with industry, and providing educational offerings suited to future workforce needs.

Defence, Cyber and Space

Our world-class researchers develop innovative technologies that give the Australian Defence Force a real edge.

Energy, Mining and Resources

We possess a specialist cluster of expertise across geosciences, petroleum and mining engineering.

Creativity and Culture

Through our research in the written and spoken word; music and visual art; and new communication technologies, we set out to make the world a better, more enriching place.

Health and Biotech

Our research expertise in health and medicine encompasses a broad spectrum of research interests, from laboratory-based biochemical research to clinical research and the study of broader populations.

Agrifood and Wine

Through research and education, we’re leading thought for food to drive the next wave of innovation for the food sector.