The Research Engineering Facility (REF) is hosted within QUT’s Institute for Future Environments (IFE), Brisbane, Australia. REF consists of a broad range of capabilities, encompassing specialist programmers, designers, engineers, pilots and project managers complemented with supporting infrastructure assets. REF’s primary focus is to provide cross-organisational research engineering services such as design, systems integration, data collection and data management and processing.

The Facility supports research and development across academic, government, and industry sectors and seeks external engagement in commercial and collaborative capacities focused on delivering technical solutions.