Enabling Impact Platforms

Enabling Impact Platforms

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Enabling economic, environmental, societal, health and cultural impact with government, business and the community through research and innovation.

RMIT delivers significant impact on the big issues that matter through its unique Enabling Impact Platforms.

Our unique approach allows RMIT to rapidly bring together interdisciplinary research teams, together with our external partners in industry, government, community and academia, to address complex problems in high priority research areas.

RMIT's eight Enabling Impact Platforms work collaboratively with RMIT’s research community across multiple Schools and Colleges, supported by RMIT’s extensive capability in research partnerships, translation and services.

What we do

Solving complex issues with business, government and the community

RMIT’s Enabling Impact Platforms is the University’s unique mechanism in bringing together researchers and industry experts to rapidly respond to large-scale, complex issues in society. Responding to the challenges of COVID-19 is a key example.

Respected advisors

We help harness the knowledge and experiences across multiple disciplines to provide advice and guidance on complex issues.

Collaborative problem-solvers

We stimulate and enable inter-disciplinary collaboration to develop solutions in areas with high impact-potential.

Strategic partnership enablers

We identify opportunities and support the development of effective partnerships that are highly strategic and focused on impact.

Knowledge brokers

We facilitate collaborative knowledge development and exchange which enables translation of research.

Strategic thought leaders

We help identify emerging trends and foster discussions that develop foresights on future directions and pathways to impact.

Connectors and network builders

We act as intermediaries to facilitate connections and grow internal and external inter-disciplinary networks focused on developing capability and enabling research impact.

Explore our Enabling Impact Platforms

Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Fabrication

Transforming specialised materials into high-performing products.

Biomedical and Health 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 in Society

Innovating with new information technologies and data sources that are disrupting society by engaging our experts across multiple disciplines.

Social Change

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

Sustainable Technologies and Systems Platform

Leveraging sustainable technologies to solve national and global environmental, social and economic challenges in the areas of energy, water, food and infrastructure.

Urban Futures

Researching how cities can be more resilient, sustainable and regenerative.

Research impact

Explore examples of interdisciplinary research at RMIT with high impact potential.

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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 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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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.