Collaborative & commercial research

At Victoria University (VU) our research leads to the discovery of new knowledge and innovative technologies that can be applied to practical problems.

Research networks and collaborations bring us together with other university researchers, industry, business, government, not-for-profit organisations and the community.

In 'Collaborative & commercial research':

Contract research & development

Work with our researchers to create new or improved products or processes for your organisation.

There are opportunities to use VU's specialist expertise, equipment and infrastructure to conduct tests and experiments that will develop and prove your concepts.

Our contract research and consulting services provide:

  • strategic advice on how our research strengths can benefit your organisation
  • collaborative research or research partnerships (including ARC Linkage grants)
  • commissioned research
  • testing
  • access to university equipment (including laboratories and research facilities) and infrastructure
  • project management of research projects
  • standard template agreements that can help speed up negotiations between VU and our partners.

Research areas of expertise

We can provide strategic advice and expertise and apply our research focus areas to solve problems or develop new knowledge and technologies for your organisation.

Our research focus areas include:

  • applied informatics
  • creative arts & writing
  • diversity, communities & wellbeing
  • education & lifelong learning
  • food sciences & nutrition
  • health & biomedicine
  • sport, exercise science & active living
  • strategic economics & finance
  • supply chain & logistics
  • sustainability & innovation.

Commercial opportunities, licensing & investing in research

Victoria University has knowledge and experience in many specialised research focus areas, with commercial applications across a number of industry sectors in Australia and overseas.

We continually develop new knowledge and innovative technologies with the potential for commercial development with industry partners.

We can help you if you are an investor or business looking for commercial innovations and expertise. We are flexible and listen to your needs in order to help you achieve your business goals.

Contact us for business solutions

Our Research Funding Team (within the Office for Research) can provide specialised solutions to help industry, government and communities:

  • build important research collaborations to encourage and support research activities
  • create applied research opportunities
  • develop innovative and enterprising solutions to help make research and commercial impact to benefit the world.

Contact us to discuss your business requirements and explore how we can create value for your business.