Our research strengths

We’re focused on meeting the challenges faced by the real world, both globally and closer to home. Through the strength and experience of our experts, we’re enabling innovative solutions across all our fields of research.

Our research strengths

The LABS

Meet some of the people changing our world for the better, with a behind the scenes snapshot of science that can:

  • transform diamonds into high powered, energy efficient electronics
  • change plastics into truly biodegradable food for organisms
  • teach robots how to navigate the world like humans do.
Download The LABS (PDF file, 17.9 MB)

Research-industry funding opportunities

We provide expert advice and assistance in relation to your research-industry collaboration, including grant applications.

Get in touch with us to discuss your partnership or grant application at researchservices@qut.edu.au, and we will direct your query to the most suitable team.

Industry partnership schemes

These leveraged schemes are attractive to both industry and university researchers. Funding supports collaborations that improve the transfer of skills, knowledge and ideas, enabling growth and productivity for globally competitive industries.

Industry centres programs

These schemes provide funding for large-scale, long-term, programmatic research initiatives involving investment from a multitude of external partners in industry, government and the non-profit sector.

Commercial research and consulting

We can provide solutions for business, industry, government, non-profit and community sectors looking for independent expertise. Calling on experience and expertise from across our six faculties and two institutes, we bring you:

  • the ability to jointly develop a specific project that’s important to you
  • skills based on research and applied knowledge
  • world-class research infrastructure and facilities
  • access to domestic and international networks.

We offer demonstrated project management expertise, professional corporate support, and extensive experience working with a broad range of partners and industries.

Contact us at irenquiries@qut.edu.au to discuss what we can do for you.

Our experts

Our experienced research staff make active contributions to their fields and collaborate with leading experts from industry, community and government. Find a research expert with the skills to help solve your problems.

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Connect with our students

Our students can bring fresh perspectives, innovating ideas and emerging technologies to your industry's issues. Offer an internship to our research students to meet exciting new minds, discover creative solutions, and connect with future research leaders.

Research student internships

Partners for progress

14 Sep 2021

New book provides in-depth look at autonomous vehicles for kids

There’s much hype about a race toward autonomous vehicles but significant hurdles need to be overcome, says leading roboticist and autonomy expert Professor Michael Milford from QUT.

26 Aug 2021

Marine ecosystem models may greatly underestimate future climate change impacts

Protecting marine ecosystems and fisheries from climate change is a global priority but a new QUT-led, international study finds that our lack of understanding for how marine systems function is muddying the waters.

Contact us

If you're interested in discussing a partnership with us, contact us today or find an expert.