30 April - 01 May, 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

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Research Facilities Design and Development 2018 - View Final Program

Welcome to the 4th Annual Research Facilities Design and Development Summit 2018!This years event aims to:-    Address innovation regarding the best designs for research facilities -    Analyse construction strategies to boost operational efficacy-    Rev ...

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Aligning Research Facilities with Industry Needs

Ahead of Research Facilities Design & Development we chat to Geraldine Mackenzie, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research at Southern Cross University. Geraldine discuses Southern Cross University’s industry aligned research strategy, and how the new Centre for Organics Research is aiding multidisciplinary collaboration and attracting industry funding.

Developing a Flexible, Mixed-Use Precinct to Aid Research and Knowledge Growth

Ahead of Research Facilities Design & Development we chat to Milos Milutinovic, Senior Associate at architecture firm Woods Bagot. Milos discuses how Tonsley, Australia’s first innovation district, was developed to provide an environment where industry could innovate and grow through connection to research, education and collaboration.

La Trobe University Sports Park

Ahead of Research Facilities Design & Development we chat to Russell Hoye, Pro Vice Chancellor of Research and Director of La Trobe Sport, at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Russell discuses La Trobe’s $150 million world class Sports Park concept, an Australian first, that brings together the community and elite...

Research Student Expectations from activity based learning space

In this presentation from Research Facilities Design and Development 2017, Dr Sandris Zeivots explores the corrolaton between research facility design and student learning and expectations.

Retrofitting Existing Space to Enable Effective Space Utilisation and Reduced Utilities Consumption

Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) have commenced a 5 stage refurbishment of its current Westmead site and stage 1 has been completed which has doubled floor space from 4,500sqm to 9,000sqm.In this presentation from Research Facilities Design and Development 2017, Darryn Capes-Davis, Head of Operations at CMRI explores:Reducing electricity consumption by 30% while also doubling...

Building Stakeholder Relationships in the Design and Development Process

Southern Cross University is currently undergoing major change in research structures with three new Research Institutes in Innovative Agriculture, Regional Futures, and the Institute for Development, Environment and Sustainability (IDEAS). The Institute for Innovative Agriculture builds on SCU’s base of research excellence in primary industries which is relevant to our subtropical regional footprint, providing a platform for the development...

NSW to launch research centre for defence autonomous systems

The federal government has contributed AU$50 million from its Next Generation Technologies Fund to help set up the NSW Cooperative Research Centre for Trusted Autonomous Systems.

wilson architects designs a colourful health research facility on the australian thursday island

wilson architects, in association with clarke and prince architects, has designed the new australian institute of tropical health and medicine (aithm) on thursday island. aithm was established by james cook university and encompasses three new health research facilities located in townsville, cairns, and in the torres strait.

5 ways to design and develop a world-class research facility

In this article, influencers from La Trobe University, Woods Bago, Southern Cross University, The University of Adelaide and the German Max Planck Institute share 5 strategies they are each using in their own research facility projects to ensure project success.

Research Facilities Design and Development Summit 2018 Registration Form

Interested in attending the 4th Annual Research Facilities Design and Development Summit 2018? Fill out this interactive registration form and email it back to us registration@iqpc.com.au to fast track your attendance. 

How to design and develop a research flexible research facility that meets the needs of the end user: An inside look at RMIT’s $30 million Micro Nano Research Facility

In this case study, Arnan Mitchell, Director of the Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF) at Melbourne’s RMIT University, shares insight into the strategies RMIT used to future-proof the MNRF to allow for future expansion, how they engaged all stakeholders throughout the entire project lifecycle and key lessons learned from the project...

7 leading examples of best practice in research facility design and development

In this article, Higher Ed IQ has compiled 7 leading examples of best practice in Research Facility Design and Development across Australia and the world.