Partnership Opportunities

Industry Engagement

The Office of Industry Engagement works with industry partners and researchers to help solve industry problems and transform technologies and discoveries into products and services.

We facilitate strategic collaborations through sponsored research, international research collaborations, licensing, patents and commercialisation.

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Industry Engagement will be represented by:


Darren Coomber

Darren Coomber

Strategic Relationship Manager, Industry Engagement 

Darren supports the development of research partnerships with external organisations including businesses, not-for-profit and community agencies, and government bodies. Darren also assists industry in identifying research partners within the university and in supporting the growth of La Trobe’s Research and Innovation Precinct.


Mark Raphael

Mark Raphael

Strategic Relationship Manager, Industry Engagement

As Strategic Relationship Manager with La Trobe University, I work with innovative industry to engage them in the university’s growing Research & Innovation Precinct, as part of the university’s visionary University City of the Future program. My focus areas are Defence, Cybersecurity and Digital transformation.