VU’s Innovative Industries research programs focus on supporting innovative and ethical industries operating in rapidly transforming environments, to be globally competitive.

We bring together interdisciplinary research program capabilities across technological, business, social and policy domains.

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About innovative industries research

Deep and sustained connections between industry partners and our discipline experts are delivering solutions to today’s big challenges.

Our research programs are helping to:

  • build transport systems and city infrastructure capability
  • support the enablers of the visitor economy
  • address environmental, sustainability, regulatory and governance issues.

Small business & sustainability

Our researchers are investigating if Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have adopted the United Nation's (UN's) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what internet technologies are used to achieve these goals.

As part of the project, the team will design and deliver awareness training of SDGs and how to utilize internet technologies. 

Visit the research project's page for more information about the project and how small businesses can get involved.