At UniSA, we’re recognised as national and international leaders in industry-informed research and engagement. We address industry challenges and contribute to Australia’s research capability as core participants in many Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) – partnerships between universities, industry and community that develop new technologies and solutions to industry-identified problems. 

The Enterprise Hub can facilitate your involvement in Cooperative Research Centres and their associated projects. We have the experience and expertise to guide you through developing, investing or participating in a CRC, and propel you toward enabling critical research that underpins the growth and innovation of your business.

CRCs are crucial to creating solutions that meet the demands of industry and community. By collaborating with UniSA through a CRC, you can be involved from a project’s inception and leverage opportunities to steer research direction, share expertise and resources, and work directly with experts to create cross-disciplinary solutions.  

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Drive the Australian research agenda

Contribute to the direction of nationally significant research


Be a part of transformative knowledge and change

Apply research findings to real-world problems


Work with established and committed partners

Link with the best talent and smartest minds, locally and nationally


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Case studies

Laser coating machinery for longevity

Minerals processing machinery is expensive and endures extreme levels of erosion, corrosion, and wear and tear induced by repetitive impact. Shutdowns for repairs and maintenance of equipment can cost more than $100,000 for every hour of downtime.

Australian surface engineering company, LaserBond, and UniSA’s specialist Coatings Research Group at the Future Industries Institute, are developing some of the world’s most resilient minerals processing equipment through the use of composite coatings and laser cladding. 

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“We strongly believe that collaborations between industry and universities are vital in increasingly competitive and globalised markets. Such projects give LaserBond access to expertise and facilities that would be impossible to develop in-house. Co-funding models help us benefit from every R&D dollar and allow us to innovate and stay competitive in a global market.”

Dr Thomas Schläfer, Engineering Manager, R&D, LaserBond

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Key Contacts

Peter Stevens
Director: Enterprise Partnerships, Enterprise Partnerships Unit
EH0-01, City West Campus
David Giles
Research Professor and John Ralston Chair in Minerals & Resources Engineering, Future Industries Institute
X1-09, Mawson Lakes Campus
Mandy Clements
Research Funding Officer: CRC, UniSA Research Office
EH0-01, City West Campus

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