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Sydney Knowledge Hub

Connecting tech entrepreneurs with our experts and facilities
Sydney Knowledge Hub is a coworking space for research-based organisations that collaborate with the University of Sydney.

Research-based organisations of all sizes can apply to make the Sydney Knowledge Hub their home if they are seeking to collaborate more deeply with the University, actively engage in the community, and help shape our programming during our inaugural year.

Membership benefits


Access to subject matter experts from the University and investors

  • One-on-one consultations with researchers and faculties
  • Office hours with administrative professionals to help scale your business
  • Hands-on workshops from faculties and other members in areas such as coding for ethical AI and user-centered product design
  • Top venture and angel capital leaders in the community

Access to resources and talent at the University

  • Individual consultations to collaborate more deeply with the University
  • Discounted rates on Core Research Facilities – we have 60 on-site experts and seven specialist facilities providing seamless access to high-end research infrastructure
  • Recruitment and internship pathways to access talent from the University
  • Access to University programming

Access to work spaces

The newly refurbished, iconic Merewether Building at the centre of our Darlington Campus provides coworking spaces. As a member, your organisation will have access to:

  • desk spaces with lockers
  • meeting rooms, phone booths, flexi desks, and collaboration areas
  • kitchen, shower, and event spaces
  • University cafes, restaurants, gym and aquatic centre, retail facilities, parks, and more – only a short walk away

Become a founding member

We are currently accepting applications for founding members in the deep tech space, including various stage research-led start-ups, not-for-profits, and corporates that are interested in working more closely with the University.   

If you have questions about becoming a member or partnership opportunities, please email Rupal Ismin, Head of the Sydney Knowledge Hub.


Rates for Founding Members are $450 per month (exclusing GST) per person. Membership includes 24/7 access to a dedicated desk, the full work space and entry into the community. This rate is available until 30 September, 2020.

Pre-seed start-ups are eligible for a three-month free trial. 

Apply to be a member.

If you’re seeking an enterprise partnership with us, please email Rupal Ismin.


Developing Commercially Scalable Smart Devices

  • Wednesday 15 April, 11am
  • Presented by University of Sydney and the NSW Smart Sensing Network
  • This online seminar provides an introduction to the commercialisation of electronics hardware and associated software. The key takeaway will be an appreciation of the importance of early engaging with an experienced commercial electronics designer and what information you need to exchange with them to smooth the product development process. Register here.

Members have access to our Core Research Facilities

Facts & figures

Core Research Facilities

  • $100 million invested over five years in core research facilities
  • 7 openly available specialist facilities
  • 60 on-site experts providing guidance and research services
  • 250+ instruments available for users

Rupal Ismin

Rupal Ismin
Head, Sydney Knowledge Hub
"The Sydney Knowledge Hub creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to access the wealth of knowledge, resources and world-class research facilities at the University of Sydney.”
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