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Illawarra Innovation Quest

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely reshaped the way we live our lives. Powered by the University of Wollongong and the NSW Government, the Illawarra Innovation Quest is a call for solutions to address the health and well-being challenges the pandemic has brought. Eligible applicants can share in a $500,000 funding pool and gain visibility in the market by joining the quest.

Got a game-changing solution? Rise to the challenge

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Commercial research focus areas

The drive for efficiency, liveability, and sustainability in a world increasingly coming up against social and natural constraints continues to grow.

We have proven commercial research experience working with organisations like Endeavour Energy, Sydney Water, and Red Arc.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Civil engineering
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Energy storag

Let’s build a more sustainable world together

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The opportunity for science and technology to impact healthy living at all ages has never been greater.

Collaborating with the Commonwealth Department of Health and leading aged care providers for more than a decade, we’re seeking better ways of understanding, developing, and teaching how all generations can and will live healthy lives.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Aged care
  • Early learning and education
  • Childhood disease and
    development
  • Dementia research and community design
  • Chronic disease
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition
  • Micro-biome and gut health
  • Public policy

Let’s build a healthier world together.

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We’re just scratching the surface in our understanding of how life processes really work, paving the way for groundbreaking preventions, therapies, and technologies.

Our researchers have access to the most powerful microscope in Australia, so it’s no exaggeration that they see what others miss.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Bio-printing
  • Micro-biome and gut health
  • Radiation physics
  • Intelligent polymers
  • Biomolecular science
  • Clinical trials


Let’s put an end to disease together.

Bio-Medical Sciences

Automation, artificial intelligence, and new materials are changing the face of manufacturing at revolutionary speed. Winners will be crowned, and industries redefined.

Our research teams bring a multidisciplinary industry and friendly approach.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • Industrial automation
  • 3D Printing
  • Supply chain
  • Advanced materials
  • Machine learning

Let’s lead the revolution together.

Future Manufacturing

In a truly interconnected world, our human footprint is increasingly significant. Never before have social challenges been so global and policy responses so critical.

Our research teams bring a multidisciplinary approach to bring social change to the Government and the Social sector.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Early childhood
  • Environmental policy
  • Health policy
  • Sustainability policy
  • Ageing policy

Let’s design a world fit for our future generations.

Social Change & Public Policy

Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF)

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