Impactful innovation through partnership

We see the big picture and have the expertise to push the boundaries of research. Together, we can help you make a difference.

Our rapidly changing world requires real solutions to large and complex challenges, from fighting dementia and motor neuron disease to setting society-shaping policies and making groundbreaking scientific discoveries.

Our collaborative partnerships are vital in finding multifaceted solutions to the intricate problems we face.

Benefits of working with us

Expertise and knowledge

Our partnerships provide access to our research expertise, capabilities and knowledge which will help you gain competitive insights and advantages. You will also be able to use our world-class facilities and benefit from joint funding opportunities.

Consultancy and training

We also provide a range of consultancy services, including program evaluation, training, analysis and testing, and expert witness services.

Research partnerships

We have two types of partnerships available, depending on your research needs:

  • collaborative – research is determined together and funding is contributed by both parties
  • contractual – research agenda is set and funded by your organisation.

We offer a generous Enterprise Partnership Scheme to encourage research engagement with commercial, government and philanthropic organisations, which could help fund your first pilot research project with the University.

The following government grant programs provide attractive leveraging opportunities for eligible research partner organisations.

Grant programs

By partnering with Macquarie, your organisation may also be eligible to participate in a range of industry sector-specific research and innovation financial support schemes.

We aim to make our research partnerships as efficient and effective as possible, tailored to the unique requirements of every partner.


We actively support industry partners taking the lead in the commercialisation of IP when they are best positioned to do so and on fair and equitable terms.


We encourage and promote an entrepreneurial culture and actively support a range of IP models, including new ventures.

Research partnership

We are committed to world-leading research with world-changing impact enabled by productive partnerships with industry, government and community.


We actively work to understand our research partners’ unique (and often time-critical) needs and provide flexible, user-friendly and streamlined processes that support and encourage industry engagement.


Our IP policy and associated standard commercial agreements are publicly available to help reduce barriers and build a shared understanding of our core commercial processes.

Contact us

Our team can help you navigate the research partnership process, from making initial contact and exploring opportunities to negotiating and reaching an agreement.

Corporate partnerships:

Level 1, 16 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University, NSW 2109

Research partnerships:

Level 1, 16 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University, NSW 2109