Innovative Research Universities (IRU) is Australia’s Innovation Network. As a dynamic group of top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old, partnerships and innovation with industry play a core role in our identity, vision and growth.
With universities all around Australia and 71% of our research classed at world standard or above, IRU’s innovative partnerships with industry impact individuals, businesses and communities throughout Australia and the world.
Since their inception, IRU members have engaged in partnership with industry to drive their research agenda. Today almost 25% of the group’s research income stems from industry. In addition, IRU universities together account for a 12% share of industry-led Cooperative Research Centre income annually.