December 15, 2020

SMEC partners with Deakin University to drive infrastructure research and development

SMEC has partnered with Deakin University, a member of the innovative Australian Technology Network of Universities, to undertake research and development to improve urban sustainability in Australia and abroad.

SMEC has partnered with Deakin University, a member of the innovative Australian Technology Network of Universities, to undertake research and development to improve urban sustainability in Australia and abroad.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed this week, SMEC and Deakin will collaborate on projects to solve real-world challenges, drawing on shared expertise spanning architecture, design, urban and regional planning, landscape design, infrastructure engineering, construction, sustainable development and policy, among others. The partnership will underpin joint proposals and tenders, research project development and grant applications. It also will support PhD programs, and training and supervision in postgraduate industry-related research, including mentoring by industry experts and exposure to groundbreaking projects.

Kate Drews, SMEC’s Market Director – Urban Communities, commented: “This partnership will elevate SMEC in staying ahead of the research curve. We’re applying specialist technical capabilities and advanced engineering services to resolve complex issues across infrastructure and urban communities; through our network of global specialists, collaboration with local partners and access to industrial-scale infrastructure, we’re turning ideas into commercial reality.”

Read the full story in our media release.

Image caption: Aerial shot of the City of Geelong, Deakin University’s birthplace, in Victoria, Australia.