Industry engagement

Fostering links with industry and other organisations is important to UTS. The Research Engagement team is responsible for fostering those links between UTS and industry.

The Research Engagement staff have experience in both the public and private sectors and therefore have a strong understanding of the needs of industry. Through research partnerships, UTS seeks to offer industry relevant research, access to a wide range of the university's facilities, assets (including intellectual property), and the skills, expertise and innovative capacity of UTS' talented researchers.

Partnership options include contract research, collaborative research, commercialisation of UTS intellectual property and access to UTS and external grants schemes.

UTS has a attitude and works with partners to establish a productive relationship that achieves specified outcomes. When engaging with UTS you can expect a transparent process, with fair and reasonable terms negotiated for both parties, undertaken in a timely and efficient manner.

You can find out more about the some of the research we undertake here and the Research Engagement team by attending one of our UTS: Engage events.

Start the process by completing a project proposal form.


UTS is one of Australia's leading universities of technology. The University leverages its strong links with industries and strong tradition of applied research to address industry needs. The Research Engagement team encourages effective technology through licensing and start-up pathways to provide benefits to the industry and public.

Commercial licenses are available for a wide range of UTS patents and copyrights to be licensed to by industry partners. To discuss licensing options in UTS intellectual properties, please contact the Deputy Director, John Haining.


UTS also provide consulting services including expert opinion, professional consulting, testing and training services.