VU RISE at Victoria University is one of the country’s most innovative research initiatives. VU RISE (Recover, Innovate, Sustain, Evolve) is the University’s research response to assist with COVID recovery, aimed at improving the west of Melbourne’s long-term productivity and workforce needs, and supporting economic and social development.
VU RISE is a portfolio of research projects selected for impact potential. Research projects sit within four innovation hubs:
- Stronger Communities
- Sustainable Futures
- Jobs and Skills.
The hubs will conduct applied research in partnership with industry, community and government in the west of Melbourne to create solutions and impact for a post-COVID world.
The hubs are much more than a physical space. In fact, in a post-pandemic world it is even more important to view a hub as a community of impact driven individuals from beyond the lab and into the community. Each innovation hub within VU RISE has been configured to collaboratively work with the community and with industry to translate research into breakthrough products, new businesses and ideas to grow our economy and strengthen our society.