Partnerships with UTS can take several forms:
- Contract Research
- Collaborative Research
- UTS and External Grants Schemes
- Sponsored Postgraduate Scholarships
UTS can conduct a discrete research project for an industry partner to help solve a particular problem, or to supplement existing R&D efforts. These partnerships can last 6 months to 3–5 years and deliver specific value to the industry partner. Contact us if you are interested in partnering with UTS.
UTS and the partner work together on a research project where both parties provide intellectual input and resources including staff, funding, materials and facilities. Contact us if you are interested in collaborative research with UTS.
UTS research is renowned for being at the cutting edge of creativity and technology with strong potential to business and industry. We grant licenses for all our intellectual properties to industry partners that have to turn technology into commercially successful products. We also welcome investors who bring funds, credibility, expertise and network to invest into our new ventures.
Our strong heritage of industry linkage and creativity allow our professional team to work at a pace fully on par with industry. Our team approach aims at developing creative, win-win solutions to benefit all parties. This flexible approach enables industry partners to structure a license deal to best fit their needs. To search for licensing and investment opportunities, please contact our Executive Manager, John Haining.
UTS offers a range of support mechanisms for industry to partner with UTS researchers. These include:
The UTS Partnership Grant Scheme provides seed funding to encourage and develop strategic research alliances between UTS researchers and their research partners in industry, government, the professions and the community.
Industry can apply with UTS for a number of external grants including schemes registered on the Australian Competitive Grants Register. Two examples are:
ARC Linkage Project Scheme (opens an external site) supports collaborative research and development projects between higher education organisations and other organisations, including industry, to enable the creation and application of advanced knowledge to problems.
NHMRC Development Grant (opens an external site) supports individual researchers, research teams, or a HMR company partnership with a researcher(s) to undertake research at the early proof-of-principle or pre-see stage. The scheme supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service that if applied, would result in improved health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings.
Sponsoring a PhD student allows industry to conduct research into a specific area or on a product that is in development. Students are often at the cutting edge in their area of research and can derive great benefits for their industry sponsor. Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring a postgraduate scholarship.