Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise (KEE) is the industry engagement and commercialisation/technology transfer office of The University of Newcastle.

KEE provides support to The University of Newcastle’s researchers and is the front door for industry to connect with The University’s world-class research and technologies.

The core business of KEE is to provide expertise and knowledge to:

  • Generate collaboration opportunities for research and industry
  • Build and retain relationships between The University of Newcastle and industry
  • Understand industry priorities and emerging sector trends
  • Communicate The University of Newcastle’s research and research value propositions to industry audiences

How industry can engage with KEE

OptionsIndicative time frameInvestment or
funding opportunities
Contract ResearchFlexible, 3 weeks to 3+ yearsA range of funding options are available including leveraged programs partially funded by government.
ConsultancyFlexible, 3 weeks to 2 monthsDirectly funded by industry partners.
Undergraduate student engagement6-12 monthsEither employ students for a wage or provide student placement for final year projects.
Postgraduate student engagementMultiple options from 3 month engagements to long-term (3 year) supportShort-term contracts or co-funded scholarships are available.
Technology licensingLong or short-term licensing or permanent assignment of UON technologies.Usually ongoing royalty, terms are negotiable.
Industry Sponsored Scholarship3 – 4 years$30,500-$35,500 p.a.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.