UNSW Aviation Research Retreat

In May 2023, UNSW Aviation hosted its first industry Research Retreat for 2023 to promote collaboration and translational research with industry.

Held at industry partner, Sydney Airport’s headquarters, the objective was to hear about the challenges industry is facing from the horse’s mouth and to promote and expand translational research through collaboration with industry, and thereby enhance UNSW Aviation’s research impact.  This is in line with key initiatives in the 2023 School Strategy as well as the Faculty of Science, in which it sits.

Industry partners, Sydney Airport, Qantas, Transport for NSW and the Australian UAV Service (AUAVS)/Surf Life Saving NSW all presented frank and compelling scenarios regarding current and future challenges facing their respective sectors. It was an exhilarating day, full of rare and frank insights and opportunities for the researchers who attended.