Vertically Integrated Projects

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.