Research Translation Expo UNSW

On 25 October, the SMaRT Centre featured in the UNSW Research Translation Expo 2022 highlighting the founders, researchers, and investors from across UNSW’s innovation ecosystem.

More than 500 visitors from business, industry and investors explored 100 of the latest innovations and capabilities powered by UNSW across six themes of AI, IT and Digital, Clean Energy, Economy and Society, Environment and Sustainability, Health and Biotech, and Space and Security.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise Professor Nick Fisk said UNSW, is passionate about translating world-leading research into social and economic impact and that’s core to our goal of being Australia’s most entrepreneurial university. 


“Research translation is a priority for UNSW, grounded in our vision to improve lives around the world. Our world-leading research and innovation ecosystem is critical to this mission, with its focus on real-world application, securing Australia’s sovereign capability, improving supply chain resilience, and delivering social and economic impact,” Prof. Fisk said.

“UNSW ranks number one nationally for creating start-ups and spinouts, one pathway for translating razor-sharp innovation into real impact. The 100 innovations and capabilities featured here today are an impressive showcase of what is not only possible, but how UNSW is powering research and technologies that are already changing the world. 

UNSW says: "From using open-source data to predict future pandemics to recycling waste material into plastic filament for 3D printing and treating mental illness with psychedelic-inspired medicine, encounter the ideas, innovations and technologies that are set to change the world."

"UNSW has been named #1 in Australia for translating our research into startups and spinouts. The expo is your chance to meet face-to-face with leading founders, researchers, and investors from UNSW’s innovation ecosystem and explore how your business could leverage collaboration and funding opportunities.

UNSW Newsroom story

Expo website