Creating impact together

RMIT builds partnerships to have a positive impact in the world. We form multi-disciplinary teams with government, community, industry and researchers to deliver innovative solutions. Whether you are a small business or interested in collaborating on a national or international program, we problem solve with you.

Our partnerships

Benefits to partnering with us

How we partner with you  

RMIT deploys a wide range of collaborative models to suit your needs. We are practical and flexible to connect you with the right capability and expertise. Our collaborative, forward-thinking and flexible approach enables partners to realise opportunities, respond to challenges and adapt to change, delivering positive impact into society. 

Experience the RMIT difference  

Our researchers take a creative, interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to problem solving. We build teams with our partners, drawing together the best expertise from across our networks and collaborate across sectors, facilitate and respond to the exchange of ideas that will shape a better world for our partners.

We understand the complexities of innovation to enable us to deliver the right solution. We connect our network with yours to build strong, meaningful engagements. As a partner you will have access to our leading research location in Melbourne’s CBD, and connections through our European and Asian facilities to connect you with world-leading capability.

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A partnership between RMIT and Atmo Biosciences creates life changing IBS Technology

RMIT developed a gut gas sensor technology that measures gases in the gut which will revolutionise the diagnosis of gut disorders. This groundbreaking technology was developed in the School of Engineering under the leadership of Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh. 

The gas sensing capsule can detect and measure gaseous biomarkers in real time to help improve the diagnosis of gut disorders, such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which affect one in five people in their lifetime. When swallowed, the capsule moves through the gastrointestinal system and transmits information, via a handheld device and mobile app to the cloud, for doctors to examine.  This will enable targeted treatment, allow earlier relief of symptoms and contribute to reduced healthcare costs.

RMIT has partnered with the Australian digital health startup, Atmo Biosciences, and this significant partnership allows for RMIT’s research and for this world-first technology to be brought into the community where it can create significant impact.  RMIT has applied for patents to protect the technology.  Atmo Biosciences recently raised $2.5 million in capital to conduct a series of clinical trials to take the gas sensing capsule closer to commercialisation.

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Partner with us

We will connect you with RMIT researchers to develop innovative and world-class solutions that will transform the future of people's lives and environments. Contact the Research Partnerships team to learn more about how we can support you. 

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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 created by Louisa Bloomer