Swinburne University of Technology

For over 100 years, Swinburne University of Technology has created world-class social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. It has led the way in high-quality research, underpinned by leading digital technology platforms and strong collaborations with real world industry partners—particularly across STEM, design innovation and health.

The university's focus remains on producing internationally recognised research and transformative education that shapes industries and lives for lasting, positive change.

Centre for Social Impact Swinburne

The Centre for Social Impact Swinburne (CSI Swinburne) was established in 2014 and focuses on building a more sustainable and equitable world through social entrepreneurship and technology; integrating research, education and practice.

A highly industry-engaged, practice-oriented research and teaching centre, CSI Swinburne is based in Swinburne’s School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship (SoBLE) and is one of four university-based nodes of the highly respected CSI national network .

Interdisciplinary research and graduate courses address four key themes:

  • Social enterprise, business and finance
  • Social and community service innovation
  • Digital inclusion and equity
  • Place-based economies and approaches
  • Impact evaluation and measurement
  • Policy, governance and regulation

Meet our students

Jan Keeney's interest in social procurement led her to study a Master of Social Impact at CSI Swinburne which she is hoping will help her integrate more social impact initiatives into the building and construction industry.

Meet the team

The CSI Swinburne team comprises educators, researchers, operations and industry engagement specialists.

Get in touch

Collaborate with us to uncover insights and recommendations and create positive social change in your space.

The Swinburne Social Startup Studio

The Swinburne Social Startup Studio, an initiative of CSI Swinburne, helps build impactful and sustainable social enterprises. The team offers evidence-based, practical support, mostly for startups but for existing social enterprises too.

Learn more about The Social Startup Studio

The Swinburne Social Startup Studio