Sustainable Development Technologies and systems

Environmentally, the Earth is at a tipping point for irreversible collapse of critical biosystems due to unsustainable practices leading to climate change. Our research leverages sustainable technologies to solve national and global environmental, social and economic challenges in the areas of energy, water, food and infrastructure. It will be a catalyst for test-bedding, innovation and translation.

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Our vision

Professor Gary Rosengarten, Director, RMIT Sustainable Development Technologies and Systems ECP​

"To advance transdisciplinary research based on ethical, inclusive and sustainability values that enable impactful outcomes from evolving and innovative new concepts, ideas, knowledge and technologies."​

The Sustainable Development Technologies and Systems ECP is designed to maximise the deployment of multi-disciplinary research and innovation capability across sustainable technologies and systems that cover technological innovations, circular economy thinking, and other emerging digital technologies to address environmental, social and economic challenges in the areas of energy, water, food, environment and infrastructure. This ECP endeavours to produce impactful outcomes through the development and translation of innovative, cutting-edge solutions that are aligned with national and global priorities, including those articulated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).​

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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 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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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.