The New Horizons Research Centre is a collaborative research environment to create new multi-disciplinary research opportunities for industry, engineers, scientists, researchers and government. Officially opened in 2013, the building was co-funded by the Australian Federal Government, through the Education Investment Fund, Monash University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
The New Horizons Research Centre co-locates and integrates around 500 staff from Monash University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The New Horizons Research Centre provides platforms for global research and teaching collaboration through state-of-the-art information technology and research equipment that facilitates greater linkages with business and the community.
New Horizons is the platform for global research and teaching collaboration. It houses the advanced information technology and research equipment necessary to forge greater linkages with industry and the broader research community, and creates new opportunities for industry, scientists, researchers and government. It accommodates a critical mass of academics, research fellows, researchers and PhD students needed to prosecute large-scale interdisciplinary research in the following themes:
- design tomorrows materials for energy conversion, storage and systems sustainability
- develop the next generation of computer aided virtual environments
- manufacture materials and processes for advanced manufacturing
- advance biomedical materials, devices and systems
The expertise within New Horizons is helping to answer the technological challenges facing industry in Australia and around the world.
The governance of New Horizons includes a distinguished International Advisory Council to assist in the identification and development of research collaboration and to build the global connections required of an international research facility.