The staff and students of RSPE have been involved in many projects that exemplify the spirit of innovation.


The Department of Applied Mathematics' advanced xray CT imaging and reconstructing technology led to the creation of Digitalcore. Through a number of mergers and acquisitions Digitalcore is now part of ThermoFisher Scientific.

FEI/ThermoFisher »

Liquid Instruments

Liquid Instruments makes a new breed of test and measurement equipment by combining reconfigurable hardware and advanced digital signal processing with breakthrough user interfaces.

Liquid Instruments »


ANU developed technology to produce large scale, high quality graphene led to the creation of Flexegraph to commercialise the production and uses of graphene.

Flexegraph »


By providing high school teachers the high quality resources they need, MeriSTEM aims to change the way students learn and teachers teach.

MeriSTEM »

ANU MakerSpace

MakerSpace is a community and a space that encourages learning through making and collaboration.

ANU MakerSpace »

Quintessence Labs

Based on quantum science pioneered in RSPE, Quintessence Labs now provides robust encryption equipment to the IT industry.

Quintessence Labs »

Hotlight Systems

Having developed novel high brightness broadband sources for the mid-infrared (MIR) for internal use, Hotlight Systems are now making these sources available commercially.

Hotlight Systems »

Saxaphone stand

A collaboration between the RSPE workshop and John Mackey from the School of Music led to the creation of a novel ergonomic saxophone stand to alleviate back pain.

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