Research Commercialisation

The Newcastle Innovation Business Development Team provides a range of services to commercial partners of the University of Newcastle and assists in research commercialisation.

Strategically positioned to access the University of Newcastle's state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, Newcastle Innovation provides businesses with value-added solutions to their research and technology challenges.

We also assist companies build lasting partnerships with the University to leverage the considerable research expertise within the institution and support research commercialisation.

Examples of our research and development capabilities, expertise and specialist services are outlined below. In addition, the depth of innovation that transfers knowledge and expertise into commercial products is demonstrated in the investment opportunities available to commercial partners.

Inventions which come from academics and professional staff are deemed to be the property of the employer, in this case The University of Newcastle.

Newcastle Innovation's role is to assess the commercial potential of inventions. If Newcastle Innovation believes the disclosed invention will be beneficial to the University, a patent protection will be applied for. Newcastle Innovation will then assist with the search for a commercial partner.

Contact our team to discuss how we can assist your business, gain access to expertise and guide the research commercialisation process.

Research Commercialisation


  • High performance control systems are the crucial quiet achievers of  technological developments in a range of industries including manufacturing, communications, transportation and energy. AC-SD offers industry world-leading... Read more

  • A prototype of an advanced wing tip device has been developed at the Mechanical Engineering Department of The University of Newcastle.  The device is designed to suppress wake vortices, generated from aircraft’s wing tips,... Read more

  • 'Smart grid' refers to various efforts to modernise the power system through the use of intelligent devices. Smart grids aim to increase the efficiency, reliability and security of the electric power system. To achieve... Read more

  • The Masonry Research Group in the Discipline of Civil Engineering has established the Energy Efficient Housing Facility as a research centre of excellence in developing an improved understanding of the thermal performance of Australian... Read more

  • Energy storage research The Energy Storage Research Laboratory currently has its base in the Discipline of Chemistry at the University of Newcastle. The focus of our research is in many different areas of energy storage including... Read more

  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an instrument used for imaging, analysing and manipulating matter at the nanometer scale. Dynamic mode AFM techniques offer the advantage of reduced tip-sample forces, which minimises damage to the tip... Read more

  • The Research Program on Low Emission Coal led by Emeritus Professor Terry Wall has an emphasis on abatement of greenhouse gases, with scientific research underpinning technologies for carbon capture, such as oxyfuel, post-combustion... Read more

  • HunterNet and Newcastle Innovation reaffirmed their commitment to drawing local industry and the University of Newcastle’s research and technology commercialisation activities closer together to promote growth of new technologies... Read more

  • Oxy-fuel combustion and a number of other technology options form a broad portfolio of innovative technology commonly referred to as Low Emission Coal Technologies. Approximately 70 per cent of the future cuts in global greenhouse gas (... Read more

  • A Feedback Quantizer based Pulse Width Modulation (FBQ-PWM) methodology applied to voltage source converters has been developed. The invention proposes a different and much simpler method to control switches of a converter (applicable... Read more

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