Industry Collaboration

Collaborative projects with industry partners and consulting by our experts can be discussed. This can include ARC Linkage Projects and for the formal aspects we can run this through Newcastle Innovation. Please contact Associate Professor Stephan Chalup for further discussion and details.

Current Industry Partners


4Tel provides outsourcing services, technical products, consulting and contracting support to a wide industry base, including Defence, Telecommunications, Emergency Services and Transport (rail and buses). The company has engineering and technical staff with expertise in the fields of large radio and satellite systems, SCADA networks, train control systems, next generation IP data networking, software development and real-time command and control networks.

4Tel is a platinum sponsor of the NUbot team, as well as providing sponsorship for a PhD student top-up for the purposes of research into computer vision and deep learning.

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Cirrus Medical is a team of medical and computer engineering professionals dedicated
to creating easy to use, efficient and robust medical software systems.
The company's first endeavors have been within medical imaging; addressing the clinical, research and educational needs of individuals and small to large-scale institutions.
The company specialises in the application of innovative
machine learning and image processing techniques.

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Tribotix have been supplying robotic products and solutions to Universities, TAFE Colleges and Schools for the past 10 years.

Their aim is to supply innovative products to provide an alternative to traditional educational robotic platforms.
Over the past 10 years Tribotix have developed both robotic and embedded systems, for both commercial and research projects.

They specialise in robotic designs, embedded designs and embedded wireless communication systems.


Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 30% of its employees in R&D, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world's embedded computing platforms. Kontron's product longevity, local engineering, support, and value-added services helps to create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers, resulting in an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron have kindly donated embedded systems hardware to support not only the NUbots, but also the university's autonomous boat team, RobotX.

The University of Newcastle The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at The University of Newcastle is one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia. The Faculty has achieved outstanding results in the Australian Research Council 2012 ERA research excellence ratings as well as the QS World University Rankings.

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing have provided the University of Newcastle NUbots team with funding to support their involvement in the Robocup competition. Workshop technical assistance has also been provided through the disciplines of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications engineering.

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.