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.
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.
We help harness the knowledge and experiences across multiple disciplines to provide advice and guidance on complex issues.
We stimulate and enable inter-disciplinary collaboration to develop solutions in areas with high impact-potential.
We identify opportunities and support the development of effective partnerships that are highly strategic and focused on impact.
We facilitate collaborative knowledge development and exchange which enables translation of research.
We help identify emerging trends and foster discussions that develop foresights on future directions and pathways to impact.
We act as intermediaries to facilitate connections and grow internal and external inter-disciplinary networks focused on developing capability and enabling research impact.
Transforming specialised materials into high-performing products.
Managing health challenges across the globe.
Applying an inventive, exploratory approach to real-world problems through interdisciplinary research, within and beyond design and creative practice.
Working with researchers around the world to unlock the value and impact of innovation
Helping society to understand, shape, and adapt to the disruptions caused by new data sources and information technologies.
Understanding human experience on a local, national, and global scale, to benefit and strengthen society.
Leveraging sustainable technologies and systems to solve national and global environmental, social and economic challenges in the areas of energy, water, food and circular economy.
Researching how cities can be more resilient, sustainable and regenerative.
Explore examples of interdisciplinary research at RMIT with high impact potential.
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.
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.