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What we do

Facilitating collaboration between academia and industry

We foster a closer understanding between the University and the outside world by opening the door to organisations in need of our expertise and enabling partnerships for researchers with a commercial idea.

We promote commercial research opportunities and provide a physical space for researchers, industry and business to interact. 

Members of the Sydney Knowledge Hub have access to a modern coworking space in the Merewether Building. The open-plan facilities include meeting rooms, quiet rooms, events spaces, and access to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure of the University. Explore our coworking space.

Members get a discount on our eight Core Research Facilities, including the newest Sydney Manufacturing Hub and Sydney Informatics Hub

The team can also connect you to our various makerspaces and recording studios at the University. Get in touch.

We support members and non-members to connect with the right people to support R&D and research commercialisation.

For industry partners, connecting to the right person at the University can be a challenge.  The team at the Sydney Knowledge Hub can assist startups and SMEs to connect with the right researchers, students, and facilities.

We also support research entrepreneurs to connect with industry partners, investors, and sector-specific training programs and events. Get in touch with our team.


We produce events for members, research entrepreneurs and innovative SMEs on research commercialisations and deep tech.  See our upcoming events here or sign up to our newsletter to stay abreast of the latest events.

If you’re interested in partnering on an event with us, you can reach out here.


Who we serve

Our members are innovative startups, non-profits, and corporates who want to use the space as their primary place of work.

We currently support research-based organisations in the following areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Informatics
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Biotech
  • Medtech, Pharma, and Digital Health
  • Nanotech and Quantum
  • Circular Economy

Member benefits

The Sydney Knowledge Hub offers a platform for your business to navigate the University’s expertise and state-of-the-art facilities and connect with the right researchers to further or realise your research and development opportunities with few up-front costs.

Sign up for our newsletter to find out more about how you can access funding to help leverage your R&D spend, the deep tech events available, and to hear more about the new ventures coming out of the University of Sydney.

If you are collaborating with the University and would like your team to operate on campus, apply for membership to our coworking space.

Join the innovation ecosystem at the University of Sydney and start your commercialisation journey.

The Sydney Knowledge Hub supports the University’s academics and higher degree researchers to take your research to market. We can connect you to mentors, grants, strategic advisors and training to support you on your commercialisation journey – from navigating your IP to sourcing seed funding.

Sign up for our newsletter to find out about startup events, funding opportunities and commercialisation programming from the broader innovation ecosystem.

If you have a new venture and are seeking an office space on campus where you can work alongside other research entrepreneurs, apply for membership to our coworking space.

What our members are saying

Dr Amani Batarseh
Dr Amani Batarseh, BCAL Diagnostics
"A connection to Westmead Breast Cancer Institute opened the door to meeting clinicians to start a local sample collection to validate the BCAL test. We also connected with fellow Knowledge Hub start-up, DetectED-X, about potential collaborations. These are just a few examples of the versatile connections established thanks to Sydney Knowledge Hub."
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