Industry & Investors

working with industryCSU has significant industry partnerships for building regional communities and achieving sustainable futures.

Information for Industry & Investors

Charles Sturt University has a strong applied research profile that naturally invites partnership with end-users. 

CSU works in partnership with industry, business, government and not-for-profit organisations to answer research questions and where possible seek to translate research innovations into new products, including through licensing or collaborative development.

Successful collaborations are built from understanding end-user requirements, the environment and commercial imperatives and by focusing on outcomes.  Research partnerships with CSU can provide access to discipline expertise, key networks, resources and facilities. 

Research can be accessed or joined by partners in several ways, including;

- Research partnership
- Research consultancy
- Collaborative funding proposal development
- Engagement of research students
- Access to library collections
- Commercial testing and analytical laboratories
- Problems can be tackled under a consultancy arrangement

The Research Office also assists researchers in assessing their the commercial potential of their research outcomes and provides guidance on Intellectual Property protection.

There are a number of ways to invest in research at CSU, including through philanthropic donations. 

See About Giving to CSU

For more information, please contact the Research Office.

Lindy Cavanagh - Faculty of Education

This video is from the 2013 CSU Grand Final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™).

The 3MT™ is a skills development activity which challenges Research Higher Degree students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, enthusiasm for the 3MT concept and its adoption in numerous universities led to the development of an international competition. 2013 was the first time CSU had entered the 3MT competition.

Three Minute Thesis website

This video is from the 2013 CSU Grand Final Winner of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™).

  • Video | Karolina Petrovic - Possums in Australia

    Wildlife research into the Common Brushtail Possum

    • CSU PhD student Karolina Petrovic outlines her research into what the common Brushtail Possum eats along in the Australian bush.
  • Video | Trunk Disease in Grapevines

    National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC)

    • While encouraging growth, pruning can also introduce the risk of infection.This video provides details on identifying, treating and preventing infection in your grapevines.