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3 May 2016

Swinburne and the CSIRO have joined forces through a new strategic partnership that includes a focus on design and digital innovation.

The partnership will utilise the expertise of both institutions for a series of projects and programs that place emphasis on automated/smart factories, developing sophisticated materials and manufacturing processes, a dedicated student internship program, and development of the Swinburne Innovation Precinct.

The Swinburne Innovation Precinct is being established at the university's Hawthorn campus and includes a design factory, digital innovation lab, and a 'factory of the future' which will employ design and digital technologies to tackle manufacturing challenges, and trial production and fabrication processes.

The partnership between Swinburne and the CSIRO will result in joint research collaborations, greater learning opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and an emphasis on carrying out research that has a substantial, long-term impact locally and internationally.

Professor Aleksandar Subic, Swinburne's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) described the partnership as one with many benefits.

"Working with CSIRO creates significant opportunities to create and share new knowledge and infrastructure to deliver lasting impact both nationally and globally," said Professor Subic. "We are excited to see how CSIRO can leverage off our newly developed Innovation Precinct, a model that aims to create a culture of innovation across all areas of Swinburne."

Read more about the partnership