About Us

The Warren Centre brings industry, government and academia together to create thought leadership in engineering, technology, and innovation. We constantly challenge legal, environmental, social and political paradigms to open possibilities for innovation and technology and build a better future.

The Warren Centre advocates for the importance of science, technology and innovation. Our 30 years’ experience of leading the conversation through projects, promotion, and independent advice drives Australian entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Named in honour of Professor William Henry Warren, who became Australia’s first academic engineer at the University of Sydney in 1883, The Warren Centre provides independent advice on technology and innovation to government and to industry. We leap ahead of what people are thinking about today, and focus on the places where technology is taking society.

The Warren Centre promotes excellence in innovation through delivering collaborative projects, supporting and recognising innovators across the profession, and providing independent advice to government and industry.

Mary O'Kane“The Warren Centre is a dedicated champion of innovation and the significant contribution that engineering makes in stimulating innovation and productivity growth. I congratulate the Warren Centre on reaching its 30 year milestone.”

Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer