Vertically Integrated Projects

VIP applications are open for 2023!

VIP Applications for 2023 are open, but any new applications will be reviewed in the new year after Jan 16th 2023.

Apply Now for 2023!

Vertically Integrated Projects - A Transformative Approach in Education!

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program is an innovative approach to enhancing higher education by engaging undergraduate and postgraduate students in ambitious, long-term, multidisciplinary project teams that are led by UNSW researchers. 

UNSW is part of the worldwide Vertically Integrated Projects Consortium spanning 45 universities across 12 countries.

2021 VIP Consortium Innovation Competition - 1st Place WINNER

Mini Solar - Fire Detection Team

The Mini Solar VIP Team is developing devices that provide fast, accurate information to the surrounding community and to authorities when bushfires break out.  The devices include a dedicated miniature solar panel that converts sunlight into energy, an integrated miniature battery, and communications technology which creates a 24/7 monitoring and communications network. The team was established in 2020 in response to the devastating bushfire season in Australia.