The Office of Research and Innovation provides strategic and operational support to the University’s research program and plays a crucial role in facilitating research outcomes.
We help to build ECU’s research profile by providing support to researchers and developing and implementing research policies. We also provide links to a range of agencies, particularly research funding bodies.
The Office of Research and Innovation provides a range of services to support and inspire ECU’s research community, including:
'Famelab' is a science communication competition which aims to find, develop and mentor young science and engineering communicators, and get everyone ‘talking science’ in the media-intensive environment in which we live.
The recent release of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) outcomes reveal that ECU researchers are producing higher quality research outputs than ever before.
The ECU Enterprise Tuesday Watermark Competition aimed to encourage the development of ideas, business ventures and research that make a difference.
“It (ORI) fosters confidence in research administration and provides excellent support for staff on research projects.”
Foundation Professor of Tourism, School of Business and Law
“ECU’s Research Commercialisation team played a significant role in negotiating the terms of a donation towards my research”
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Cognition Research Group
The Collaborative Research Network program is part of a suite of initiatives established by the Australian Government to reform higher education teaching, learning, research and research training.
The program aims to lead to a more productive and effective university system by focussing research on: