Mission


The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development conducts world-class interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge and finds sustainable solutions to practical problems concerning human interactions, new technologies, and our interaction with the environment.

The Institute’s vision is to optimise human interaction and wellbeing across the lifespan. MARCS Institute strives to solve the problems that matter most through the themes sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans.

Westmead Innovation Quarter


Exemplifying international best-practice, the Westmead Innovation Quarter brings Western Sydney University together with community, healthcare, industry and government partners.

This integrated, collaboratively-driven approach will help deliver outstanding health, economic and social outcomes. Together with our precinct partners, we seek to reinvent traditional practices and make the latest innovations, technologies and treatments available to Western Sydney sooner.

Neuromorphic Perception Solutions



The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) is a world leader in the development of Neuromorphic Perception Solutions.

Inspired by biology, these ground-breaking solutions harness the power of the centre’s pioneering research on neuromorphic sensors, algorithms and processing hardware, to solve problems currently impeding technological innovation.

The Neuromorphic Engineering approach is sustainable and reliable, using low-power and high-speed systems at the edge to provide a solution to the data deluge problem currently limiting existing technology.

Neuromorphic Perception Solutions incorporate smart sensors, AI and digital infrastructure design and development, targeting areas such as Space and Aviation, smart manufacturing, built environment, automotive, agriculture and medical technology.

ICNS is already working with multinational firms such as Intel and Microsoft on the real-world application of these solutions and is actively seeking commercial partners for further collaborations. Such partnerships will help create a globally unique economic hub in Western Sydney and boost Australia’s regional economic sustainability and development.

JOIN US IN SHAPING THE FUTURE AND DELIVERING SOLUTIONS

We are seeking Expressions of Interest in how you wish to partner with us, so together we can fully realise the potential of these innovations and create globally significant commercial outcomes.

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Explore Our Research

Take a look at how research at the MARCS Institute is innovating and commercialising.
Discover how MARCS research is shaping sectors such as health, defence, music and arts, speech, language and communication, data, development in infants, aged care and more.
MARCS has excellent state of the art labs and equipment that attracts researchers and students from Australia and across the world and are managed by an outstanding team of specialist professional staff who also provide technical support to researchers and students.

Events & News

Nov 16
Go behind the scenes at the official opening of our Westmead Innovation Quarter that builds on the University’s longstanding education and research presence in Westmead, dating back to the days of the Westmead Teachers’ College.
The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) are excited to announce they have teamed up with Intel to build a world-first brain-scale neuromorphic computer, using reconfigurable hardware and open-source software, to learn more about how the brain works and how to build better AI.
Western Sydney University’s International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) have been recognised across the Defence Connect network for successfully securing grant funding from the Australian Government’s Moon to Mars initiative. This funding will help develop new Australian technologies for potential use on NASA’s Moon to Mars mission.