Partnership between UTS and Australian Rugby Union has bi-directional benefits
UTS Sports and Exercise Science Program first started partnering with industry as an effective way to share resources and equipment some 15 years ago. Now, in addition to embedding students with sporting organisations, the program is involved in a joint initiative of The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, The Australian Rugby Union and the state and federal governments, to build the state-of-the-art facilities of the Australian Rugby Development Centre. The centre, the first of its kind in Australia, integrates university facilities with two major venues – the SCG and Allianz Stadium.
Deep Green Biotech Hub:
Algae biotechnologies an emerging new space for industry
The New South Wales Deep Green Biotech Hub located at the University of Technology Sydney, connects researchers, industry partners, SMEs, start-ups and students and supports their endeavours in the algae-based biotechnology innovation.
Through the Hub, entrepreneurs and businesses can deepen their understanding of the benefits of working with algae, and develop and refine business models to make their position in this emerging market, more competitive.
UTS researchers advise global leader Cochlear
on biofilms for implantable hearing solutions
The University of Technology Sydney has maintained a close professional relationship with Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, since 2006. At that time Cochlear, aware of her specialist academic knowledge and research experience, approached Associate Professor Cynthia Whitchurch to conduct collaborative research on reducing implant associated bacterial infections, which are biofilm mediated. While the rate of implant associated biofilm infection was low, the research showed the potential for further reduction of biofilms through the optimisation of implant design. The output of her work has been implemented in Cochlear mainstream products. The impact of the research is significant, Cochlear’s implants which incorporated the research output have a 50% lower implant associated infection rate than earlier products. Since this first discovery, Cochlear has regularly consulted the advice of researchers at UTS Science and the UTS ithree institute. A Cochlear Fellowship was established with UTS environmental microbiologistDr. Rosalia Cavaliere – an expert in environmental microbes and biofilms who has been working on the UTS Cochlear program since 2009.
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Animal Logic have joined forces to create the UTS Animal Logic Academy (UTS ALA), a professionally-equipped studio space engineered to the highest industry standards. The UTS ALA offers the first industry-led post graduate degree of its kind in Australia — a Master of Animation and Visualisation (MAV) — and practice-based PhD research opportunities. Students learn in an intensive, team-based and interactive way and are immersed in a workplace setting established through our partnerships with industry.
ISF and Frasers Property Australia:
alignment in sustainability
The partnership between UTS’s Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) and Elton Consulting resulted in the construction of the sustainable and multi-award-winning Frasers Broadway Central Park development opposite UTS. ISF and Elton Consulting were commissioned by Frasers Property Australia to identify sustainability opportunities for the site, focusing particularly on reductions in energy use, water use, solid waste and greenhouse gas emissions. For over 20 years, ISF have been at the forefront of conducting solutions-focused, transdisciplinary research and commercial work with industry and government partners locally and internationally, and were successful in collaborating on a sustainable, innovative and green infrastructure project that transformed the precinct into something functional, beautiful and energy efficient in a way that Sydney had never seen before.
At the UTS Corporate Relations Centre, we practise what we preach and have great faith in our high quality, industry-ready students, so we hired a UTS journalism student on a ten-week internship to develop new communications and marketing material for our relatively new Centre. At UTS, students are our core business, and like our industry partners we want to access talent at an early stage in their degree.