Partner with Tech Lab

At Tech Lab we take an agile, flexible and partner-led approach to research projects.

Our role at Tech Lab is to support your R&D strategy by providing the necessary capabilities, expertise, technologies and equipment to bring your desired solution to market.

We facilitate collaboration between academia and industry, in a dedicated research facility to ensure university research is applied to the real world and delivers economic impact.

Working with national and international industry partners, we support new product development in an environment that promotes cross collaboration and solutions-focussed outcomes.

Partner with us

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. Our partnership models are designed to promote a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to research with real and sustainable commercial impact for our partners.

 

Benefits

  • Direct access to state of the art laboratories and equipment
  • Access leading academic and technical expertise
  • Cross disciplinary engagement and project input
  • Build talent pipelines with access to skilled students via interns and project support
  • Stay informed on funding opportunities
  • Leverage the Tech Lab ecosystem with multiple industry partners
  • Work space available for project teams
  • De-risk the path to commercialisation

Need research and development?

We can work with your team and give you access to world class facilities.

Projects

Partnership Models

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

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:

  • 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​

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. Rapido 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

Product Testing

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:

  • Testing to Australian and international 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