Industry & partnerships

Partnerships between universities and the communities they serve, are vital to understanding and tackling the real life opportunities and issues facing our world. We can do more together and the shared expertise at Murdoch is helping to solve some of the world's biggest problems.

Partnering with Murdoch gives you more than access to our research networks, subject experts, and specialised facilities. It creates new opportunities. We are working with partners from various industries, different countries and across institutions.

Our research expertise can be engaged and supported in a number of ways and we are committed to establishing a partnership model that works for you. This could include:

  • Consultancy: access our renowned expertise, innovations and facilities
  • Contract research: our research capabilities can provide you with leading edge solutions to your big challenge
  • Collaborative research: pool your knowledge and expertise with our researchers and work collaboratively to create value and change.
  • Higher degree research sponsorship: support a higher degree (PhD or Masters) student in a research area aligned with your industry


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Research grants and contracts

Our Research Grants and Contracts team is the doorway to providing research services for your business. Each year our team negotiates and executes hundreds of contracts with local, state and national Government agencies, as well as small, large and multi-national businesses.

Contact our Research Grants and Contracts team

Research commercialisation

Our commercialisation team is your gateway to accessing or commercialising Murdoch’s existing intellectual property or develop your existing business knowhow and technology through research and development partnerships.

Make research work for you

LaunchPad – connect, collaborate, create

Connect with Murdoch’s next generation of free thinkers, creative minds and subject experts to turn your thoughts and ideas into real-world solutions.

Visit LaunchPad


The Singapore Centre for Research in Innovation, Productivity and Technology (SCRIPT) is one of Australia's first research centres in Singapore, and Murdoch's doorway to collaboration in South East Asia and India. Find out how we're working with government, industry, and business to create value through research.


Marine and Freshwater Research Laboratory

Located on Murdoch University’s South Street Campus in Perth, the Marine and Freshwater Research Laboratory (MAFRL) offer a fully integrated service for the sampling and analysis of fresh, estuarine and marine water environments.

Visit the Marine and Freshwater Research Laboratory

Murdoch Virtual Centre for Simulation

The Murdoch Virtual Centre for Simulation, coordinated by Dr Susan Ledger, helps to link our innovative and creative colleagues together to leverage opportunities for greater research and development as well as enhanced teaching and learning experiences within the higher education space.

Visit the Murdoch Virtual Centre for Simulation