What is Tech Lab?

Design, prototype, test and build in a state-of-the-art R&D facility.

Tech Lab is a collaborative research facility that provides industry partners with access to experts, labs, specialist equipment, funding opportunities, student talent, and office space. We support an innovation ecosystem that accelerates commercial outcomes for our partners.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Botany, Sydney co-locates large-scale engineering infrastructure with specialist laboratories dedicated to communications, sensor development and computer sciences, including data analytics and AI.

This combination of research expertise, industry collaboration and world-class facilities make Tech Lab a unique environment in which to create commercially responsive solutions to a wide range of R&D challenges.

Bespoke partnerships

Whether you’re a start-up, SME or large organisation, we can create a tailored research solution to suit your specific needs.

Flexible approach

Our agile, service-led approach means we work efficiently to execute contracts, respond to project requests and minimise bureaucracy.

IP ownership

Unlike traditional university research arrangements, partners own, and have the right to commercialise, the majority of foreground IP developed on projects with Tech Lab.

Multidisciplinary solutions

Tech Lab is the only facility in Australia that combines diverse engineering and computer science laboratories and research staff.

World-class research talent

Partners access a research culture, including seminars and workshops from international experts, and a student pipeline to support your long-term talent acquisition strategy.


We co-locate partners of different size, and from different industry sectors, to promote the exchange of knowledge, ideas and opportunities.

Project management

We’ll help shape your project vision and drive execution. Partners make use of cutting-edge project facilities, including collaborative workspaces, meeting and seminar rooms.

Funding opportunities

We can provide advice on project viability and identify possible funding options, including collaborative funding schemes.