The UNSW Centre for Transformational Environmental Technologies (CTET) is an R&D Centre established in December 2017, focusing on the development and commercialisation of innovative environmental technologies. Co-funded by UNSW Sydney and the Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science and Technology (ES&TP), the Centre is located in the Jiangsu Innovation Centre of Industrial Technology for Environmental Protection Equipment in Yixing, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.
The Centre currently has 8 staff with a variety of expertise in different areas of environmental technologies including water, air and soil. The Centre offers a suite of advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies and services ranging from low-energy desalination, degradation of toxic organics, low-energy low fouling membrane modules to performance evaluation, design and optimisation of water and wastewater treatment systems.
The Centre also houses a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities, enabling the development of cutting-edge technologies and commercialisation.
A high-level Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UNSW and the Torch High Technology Industry Development Centre witnessed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a special ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 14th April 2016 that UNSW will be home of the first Torch Innovation Precinct outside China. The Torch Innovation Precinct at UNSW will be developed over ten years (from 2016-2025) and will involve collaboration with Chinese industry partners affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology’s (MOST) Torch Program on R&D projects. UNSW CTET is one of the flagship collaborations and is the only one in the area of environment technologies.