Industry Collaborations

Accessing the resources and expertise of our facility dedicated to life sciences research can speed up results and keep industry competitive. Collaborate with a Melbourne precinct researcher to get access to our high-end computers via our fair-share scheme or get direct access to both through the following services:

Subscription to experts and resources

Subscribers get assistance with research design, training for their own staff as well as direct access to our machines and expertise – leading to faster results from all your data.

Federal and State Government support for industry engagement

From time to time State and Federal Governments announce innovation schemes which enable support for access for industry to academic resources such as ours. From 2016 as part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science agenda, the Research Connections Programme, administered through AusIndustry, offers $50,000 matched grant funding and access to experienced business facilitators to small and medium business to collaborate with the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential. Specifically, the funds can be used for:

  • engagement of a Publicly Funded Research Organisation to undertake research activities on the business’ behalf
  • the placement of a researcher in the business in order to develop and implement a new idea with commercial potential
  • access to research infrastructure
  • access to other forms of research capability, as determined by the business research needs assessment.

Conditions apply and the guidelines and application forms are available within the above link.

Our networks

Melbourne Bioinformatics a financial member of the BioMelbourne Network and is engaged in collaborations across many of Australia’s major Universities and Research Institutions.