The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) aligns research and industry interests to drive innovation in broadband applications to deliver seamless experiences for the benefit of society.
Founded in 2009, the Institute supported research across four research themes: education and learning, health and ageing, social infrastructure and communities, and business and service transformation. Our aim is to become a leader in the development of broadband services and innovation for the benefit of Australian society. This is achieved by driving interdisciplinary research on technologies, applications and end user experiences of high-speed broadband. Integral to our success is fostering research collaborations across the University, other research institutes and industry.
IBES is governed by an Executive Committee comprised of leading researchers from the University of Melbourne. The strategic direction of IBES is supported by an Advisory Board comprised of leading figures from the telecommunications and information technology industries.
Industry Partner Program
The Industry Partner Program provides IBES researchers with a direct link to industry and assists in fostering research collaborations to tackle real world problems. Benefits of the program include providing partners with access to IBES research and researchers and a stake in shaping the IBES research agenda.
Information for researchers and PhD students looking to get involved with IBES research. Access to the latest information regarding seed-funding, PhD top-up scholarships.
Affiliates & Collaborators
IBES has three related entities to support our research agenda:
- the Australian Broadband Applications Laboratory
- the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET)
- Health and Biomedical Research
Additionally IBES undertakes a number of research projects in conjunction with research collaborators.
IBES is making a critical impact on the research and development of new and emerging applications for broadband-enabled technologies.