Research and Innovation Office

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The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) is responsible for university contract and collaborative research, and for research commercialisation.

RIO has three functional areas:

  • Research Engagement

    The Research Engagement team is focused on supporting researchers to generate funding for research regardless of the source. This includes business development and research engagement, both grants and industry. The team also develops and implements strategies to grow funding opportunities for UTS research, strengthen proposal success rates and achieve research funding targets, as well as intellectual property and commercialisation services.

  • Research Operations and Management

    The Research Operations and Management (ROM) team is focused on efficient management of research projects and incorporates contracts, project management/reporting, ethics, finance and administration. Their work covers project establishment, issue identification and resolution support through a project lifecycle, proposal advice and support including compliance and risk checks and submission. The team are also responsible for developing and implementing strategies to enhance the quality of research project management at UTS.

  • Research Intelligence and Quality

    The Research Intelligence and Quality team provides strategic and administrative support, including research systems development, research reporting (HERDC, ERA, ABS, Commercialisation Survey) and it assists to administer the UTS Research Strengths.


A number of other teams within RIO and across UTS provide support to the UTS research community:

  • Research Communications

    The Research Communications team works to promote UTS research activites across UTS and to industry, government, the media and the broader community.

  • Web

    The Web team provides technical and administrative support for web-based issues relating to the RIO and GRS websites, and some research strength sites.