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)

Our facilities

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.

Find an expert

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

24 May 2022

VR a tool to give better quality of life in aged care

A toolkit to help aged care facilities integrate virtual reality into the lives of residents is being launched tomorrow (Wednesday 25 May). It’s an outcome of a QUT Design Lab-led trial conducted in aged care facilities in Queensland and Victoria which gave people the chance to revisit their past and explore new worlds or activities using the technology.

17 May 2022

Realistic, nuanced images of ageing and aged care need media representation

With aged care in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, QUT researchers are calling for the media to make more effort to portray it in a more representative, relatable, and humane way.

Contact us

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