University of Newcastle: University of Newcastle signs landmark MOU to strengthen industry collaboration

The five-year agreement seeks to strengthen collaboration between government and our university to explore further research, innovation, education and training across areas ranging from advanced manufacturing to sustainable cities to addressing environmental challenges.

The NSW government has signed Memoranda of Understanding with all the state’s universities in a unique “innovation partnership” to seize opportunities in new technologies and strategic industries.

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO welcomed the focus on the critical role that universities play in driving innovation and economic development.

“This is a valuable opportunity to strengthen our connections with NSW Government and support activities aimed at helping the State, and our regions, be vibrant, connected, healthy and productive. We’ve already seen many benefits of these strong relationships – our joint efforts with our Local Health Districts are good examples of what can be achieved for our regions when we work collaboratively,” said Professor Zelinsky.

“Our University is committed to being part of a strong recovery for NSW and contributing to economic growth and innovation. As our regions diversify their economies, there is great potential for us to partner with government and industry to ensure our communities not just survive but thrive.

“This MOU will offer even more opportunities for us to work with the NSW Government and industry in NSW to contribute to economic growth and translate research into commercial success,” he said.

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