Innovation Hub

A collaborative problem-solving space at the core of the Faculty. What problem would you like us to solve?

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About Us

​​​​​​The Innovation Hub is an interdisciplinary problem-solving initiative at the heart of UNSW’s largest and most diverse faculty, the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA). Established in 2021, the ADA Innovation Hub brings together our unique mix of expert knowledge from across six schools, six research centres, and multiple other labs, studios and galleries to solve problems, respond to opportunities, and facilitate positive change. 

Each year the Innovation Hub undertakes a selection of projects proposed by our students, staff, industry, or community partners, and is led by Carly Vickers. Through carefully curated interdisciplinary teams of ADA staff and students we work inclusively and collaboratively to find creative solutions to the diverse and complex issues of our time.

ADA Vision

Through creativity, collaboration and inclusion we seek and solve problems to improve life on earth.

ADA Mission

To listen, challenge, create and share diverse knowledge about people, place and cultures to enable lives with purpose.

  • Industry partners

    Project selection for 2021 has now closed. Industry partners and local communities are welcome to pitch their problems to the Innovation Hub for selection in 2022.

  • Students and alumni

    Students enrolled in courses across Arts, Design & Architecture or alumni may become involved with specific projects by contacting the Innovation Hub.

  • Staff

    We source our unique knowledge experts from across our professional and academic staff within Arts, Design & Architecture and UNSW to work on selected projects.