Partner with Tech Lab

There are multiple ways to collaborate with Tech Lab. Whether you’re a start-up, SME or large multinational, we can customise a partnership model that will suit your specific needs.

 

 Typical duration



Project type

 Solution

Multiple and longer projects 1-5 years Research and development

Tech Lab membership

Joint-funded projects

Shorter projects

3-24 months Research and development

R&D as a service

Joint-funded projects

Rapid commercialisation

Testing and consultancy

0-3 months

Product testing and development work

Standards testing

Short-term product development

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Contact us about your project

Funding

We can help identify funding opportunities to support your goals

SMEs

Access funding and support

Tech Lab membership

Our most advanced level of partnership offers comprehensive access to our facilities, R&D expertise and support to execute your projects from concept to deployment. We take a bespoke and responsive approach based on single or multiple projects identified by partners. Membership is covered by an annual subscription fee with a contract duration typically between 1-5 years.​

Benefits

  • Co-location​
  • Access to state-of-the-art multidisciplinary facilities and bespoke IT systems​
  • Leading academic and technical staff​
  • Skilled students and emerging talent​
  • Single point of contact and project management support​
  • Full IP ownership for research projects​
  • Contribution to the governance of Tech Lab and its future development

Joint-funded projects

Joint-funded projects leverage partner investment by attracting additional funding from external sources. This enables Tech Lab to support large transformative projects, and help SMEs access funding for small scale projects. ​

Benefits

  • Leverage your investment to scale up projects​
  • Coordination of grant applications​
  • Research expertise, including partnership with other universities​
  • Access to state-of-the-art multidisciplinary facilities and bespoke IT systems​
  • Option to co-locate​
  • Single point of contact and project management support​
  • Flexible IP approach​

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R&D as a service

Tech Lab can be contracted to undertake R&D on behalf of partners. Once you identify your project objectives, we work to an agreed timeline to deliver the outcome.

Benefits

  • Dedicated project expertise including professional engineering team in Rapido, the commercialisation arm of Tech Lab
  • Access to multidisciplinary facilities and equipment
  • Ability to move a project from proof-of-concept to a commercial MVP
  • Option to co-locate for a fixed period

Rapid commercialisation

UTS Rapido are a team of professional engineers dedicated to achieving commercial outcomes for R&D projects. They utilise an array of resources and facilities, such as 3D printing and data visualisation, and apply tech expertise to deliver hardware and software products and solutions.

Benefits

  • Commercialisation expertise
  • Multidisciplinary capabilities including mechanical, mechatronics, software engineering, data science, machine learning, 3D geometry processing, IoT and AI
  • Social impact and humanitarian engineering through Rapido Social
  • Leading professional engineering staff
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities (3D printing, data visualisation) and bespoke IT systems
  • Dedicated project expertise

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Testing and consultancy

Tech Lab provides access to laboratories for general purpose or routine data collection, product standardisation and testing. Partners may use their own staff or Tech Lab can act as a consultant, performing the tests and providing written reports and certifications as required.

Benefits

  • Product testing to industry standards*
  • Product development leading to commercialisation
  • Technical staff to carry out a pre-determined program of testing
  • Support from technical staff to enable you to carry out your own testing
  • Use of one or more labs, including equipment
  • Provision of data and reports
  • Fast turnaround of projects
*NATA accreditation

Our laboratories operate to the relevant international ISO Standards. We’re also seeking NATA accreditation for the following laboratories

Laboratory Expected submission for accreditation
Acoustics facilities Q3-Q4 2020
Multi Axis Simulation Table Q3 2020

 

NATA accreditation is a lengthy process and these labs are currently undertaking preparatory work required before application.

We will also consider accreditation for other laboratories if a clear need is expressed by partners. Please contact us if you wish to see other areas of Tech Lab apply for NATA accreditation.