Research and development

Tech Lab: Where industry and academia collaborate to solve real-world problems.

Strategic research collaborations bring a range of benefits to industry, while also giving researchers tangible impact to their work. At Tech Lab, partners co-locate on site with direct access to expertise, labs, equipment, funding opportunities and student talent.

R&D projects at Tech Lab range from 3 months to 5 years, delivering single research focussed projects or long-term R&D initiatives. With access to facilities, experts and project space, partners may choose to undertake the research using their own staff, in collaboration with Tech Lab experts or contract Tech Lab to undertake the R&D on their behalf.

Industry specialisations


  • Smart infrastructure
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Defence
  • Space

Supporting technologies


  • Telecommunications, 5G & 6G
  • IoT and Smart Systems
  • Robotics and automation
  • Data science, AI, data analytics and machine learning

Need research and development?

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