How We Are Funded

The Warren Centre’s fundamental aim is to engage in activities that justify strong support by industry, government and the engineering profession.

For each anticipated activity, the Centre underwrites initial costs and risks with the help interest income from our capital fund, as well as income from our Governor’s Program and Corporate Patrons Program.

For the activity to proceed, committed income from sponsors and participants are needed to cover the project’s anticipated budget. The generous support of individuals who donate their professional time and expertise make these activities possible.


Project Sponsorship

Warren Centre projects are funded by sponsorships and contributions from project participants.

Project participants are those in the profession, in government and in industry with a special commercial interest in the project’s undertakings and outcomes. Participants can make contributions to projects in the form of tangible in-kind support and cash. In return, project participants receive:

  • Earlier and deeper access to project information, activities and progress reports
  • Opportunities to create new beneficial commercial and professional relationships
  • A positive public profile by being associated with the project and The Warren Centre

Project sponsorships and contributions are generally tax deductible as normal commercial outlays.

If any of the projects described on this website are of special interest to you, please contact us at


Capital Fund Donations

The Warren Centre’s capital fund ensures our independence, by providing us with a regular, reliable source of investment income. The capital fund is held in trust by the University of Sydney on behalf of The Warren Centre. The fund is made up of donations, representing the selfless contribution of many members of the engineering profession, other individuals and far-sighted companies.

Investments income from the capital fund supports the identification, investigation and start-up of new projects and covers administrative costs. Thus the growth of the capital fund determines how well we can meet the ever-growing demand for our services.

Click here to donate to The Warren Centre’s capital fund.



Bequests are another way of sharing in The Warren Centre’s work of advancing excellence and innovation in Australian engineering and are a lasting memorial to the giver. Bequests can be made in the following form: “I give to the University of Sydney the sum of $_________, which I direct to be paid free from all duties thereon to the Vice-Chancellor, and it is my wish that this amount be applied to The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.” Other forms may be used for bequest of shares or property.

For further information, or to discuss your intended bequest, please contact us at

We thank you for your generous support.


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