Enabling Capability Platforms

We connect researchers from across disciplines into eight primary research clusters.

This unique way of working brings together staff and students from different backgrounds to harness resources and expertise to the benefit of high quality and relevant research outcomes. 

Increasing efficiency

Being more agile and delivering results faster.

Being proactive

Bridging the gap between problem and solution.

Creating opportunity

Getting more experts involved in industry-led projects.

Collaborating better

Working smarter and harder to solve urgent problems.

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Applications for Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowships are now open

Our Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship program is internationally acclaimed for supporting outstanding researchers to undertake applied research that creates impact for society, the economy and the environment. 

Our eight primary research clusters

Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication

Transforming specialised materials into high-performing products.

Advanced Materials

Designing new materials and modification of existing ones.

Biomedical Health and Innovation

Managing health challenges across the globe.

Design and Creative Practice

Enhancing social connection and sustainability with new technologies.

Global Business Innovation

Working with researchers around the world to unlock the value and impact of innovation.

Information and Systems (engineering)

Responding to new information technologies and data collection methods.

Social Change

Making sense of human progress, locally, nationally and globally.

Urban Futures

Researching how cities can be more equitable, sustainable and accountable.

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ECP Post COVID-19 Restart Initiatives

Along with harnessing existing research networks and projects to respond to COVID-19, RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs) launched five cross-platform initiatives in June 2020 to address various key areas for post COVID-19 recovery. 

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If you're not sure how you can best work with us, our team can explain what's possible and put you in touch with the right person. 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.