Research at RMIT aims to solve critical global problems and to deliver significant economic, social and environmental impact.
Unlike conventional discipline-based research structures, the Enabling Capability Platforms connect researchers from multiple disciplines and from across Colleges under a thematic umbrella.
An Enabling Capability Platform is defined by its people, infrastructure, relationships (internal and external), and subject matter expertise.
This allows RMIT to deploy its areas of excellence and strength to comprehensively address critical local, national, regional and global challenges and to nimbly capture emerging opportunities.
In this section
Advanced manufacturing and fabrication is driving the next wave of manufacturing excellence in Australia through the transformation of specialised materials into high performing products.
Creating advanced materials to address the future needs of industries through the design of new materials and modification of existing ones.
Rapid innovations in biomedical and health research are combating global health challenges arising from population growth, increasing urban density, pollution and a rapidly ageing population.
Ensuring social connection and sustainability are enhanced by new technologies through design and creative practice research that draws on social and digital innovation.
This Platform brings together inter-disciplinary and applied researchers to address themes connecting governance, networks, technologies, design, culture, people and performance. It includes a specific focus on innovation, value creation, and sustainability from both market and socio-political perspectives.
Global Business Innovation
Responding to new information technologies and data collection methods that are disrupting society by engaging our experts across multiple disciplines.
Social change research makes sense of human progress, from the local scale to the global, enabling governments, businesses and communities to respond in ways that benefit and strengthen society.
Research that informs how cities can be more equitable, sustainable and accountable by providing integrated planning and design solutions for rapid population growth and urbanisation.
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Research and ECP news
Building next gen smart materials with the power of sound
Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulate atoms and molecules, accelerating the sustainable production of breakthrough smart materials.
Listening to community, looking forward together
RMIT researchers are supporting community-led efforts to change laws holding some Aboriginal Victorians back from employment.
New course to address domestic and family violence
RMIT has launched a new dual-focus qualification for community service workers who deal with domestic and family violence, amid growing demand from the sector.
Creek revitalisation program wins top innovation award
A collaborative project involving RMIT and Melbourne Water to renew and revitalise a Melbourne creek has been recognised with a national water innovation award.