Foundation Partners

Co-Innovation Centres


With a rich history of co-innovation in the technology space, Cisco works with customers, partners, start-ups, universities and governments to turn bright ideas into real-world solutions. Cisco has always had innovation at its core, being at the forefront of every technology development that has emerged in the past 30+ years. But it also has unrivalled global scale and market reach, with the ability to deploy new technologies at pace.

Co-Innovation Centres

Curtin University

Curtin University graduates over 10,000 global students every year and has extensive experience working with companies and government to deliver economic, social, environmental, and cultural value. It has campuses in Bentley, Kalgoorlie, Sarawak Singapore, Miri Malaysia, and Dubai as well as a global partnership with Aberdeen University. With over 50 years of CurtinInnovation experience, Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% (ARWE 2017) of universities worldwide. The university denotes its 116-hectare campus as a ‘Living Laboratory’ possessing world class research capabilities which are made possible by over 50,000 students and staff who are here to help solve your business challenge.

Co-Innovation Centres


Woodside is Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company with a global portfolio. Recognised for its world-class capabilities as an explorer, a developer, a producer and supplier of energy. As a low-cost energy supplier with a sustainable business model, Woodside are pursuing opportunities to deliver affordable energy to the world’s growing markets. With the belief of technology and innovation being the crux to unlocking future growth, Woodside are pioneering remote support and applying artificial intelligence and advanced analytics across operations. Their proven track record, distinctive capabilities and ability to manage risk and volatility is underpinned by more than 60 years of experience, making them a partner of choice.

Co-Innovation Centres

CSIRO / Data61

CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s leading data innovation group, created through the integration of CSIRO’s Digital Productivity flagship and the National ICT Australia Ltd (NICTA). With their mission of creating Australia’s data-driven future, Data61 believe Australia can lead the world in change and not just respond to it. By developing an organisation focused on research, Data61 aims to drive future industry. With the critical mass to effect change through their innovation ecosystem, Data61 has a global applied R&D network of partners in government, industry and academia called the D61+ Network. Through this D61+ Network, they will align collective capabilities with Australia’s national interest and help Australia create new technology-based industries that can reach global scale.

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