Sponsor Profiles



In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist.  We’re focused on one thing, helping your business get the most out of your data. NetApp brings the enterprise-grade data services you rely on into the cloud, and the simple flexibility of cloud into the data center. Our industry-leading solutions work across diverse customer environments and the world’s biggest public clouds.


Dropbox Business is trusted and used by over 300,000 business teams worldwide and over 50% of the Fortune 500 for its industry leading file sync, collaboration, and extensive administration and security features that scale as teams grow.

Each week, more than 10 million University Dropbox users share billions of files across thousands of campuses around the globe. We work closely with many universities and research teams in Australia and New Zealand, US, Europe, Asia and the rest of the world.

With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, we bring your cloud content and traditional files together so you can be organised, stay focused, and get in sync with your team.



Figshare for institutions is a next generation all in one repository, a home for data, papers, code, media, collections and non-traditional research outputs. Figshare helps your researchers make their outputs available with a DOI in accordance with the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) with minimal effort. The curation workflow allows subject specialists to review, edit and curate content before it is published. The platform interoperates with the wider research ecosystem and via the API can push and pull data with your electronic lab notebooks, CRIS/RIMS and preservation systems. All research is showcased in your custom branded institutional portal.


Intersect is a not-for-profit, member-based eResearch organisation providing innovative digital technology services to support world-class research, including:

Education and Training: practical, research-relevant, hands-on courses for researchers in data management, data analysis, digital research technologies, and programming; delivered online or onsite.

Consultancy and Advice: expert advice on building research capability through the application of information technologies.

Research Data Management: collaborative, cost-effective, flexible, and powerful research data management solutions.

Research Computing: expert services to support cloud, cluster, or high-performance computing and the ability to host and manage research applications.

Software Engineering Services: cost-effective, research-focused web and mobile application development.


QCIF (the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation) provides the high-performance services, infrastructure and support required to achieve excellence in computation and data-driven collaborative research and its application in industry.

QCIF operates with its members and partners delivering services to research throughout Queensland and increasingly via Commonwealth programs to the nation.

QCIF is a not-for-profit public company limited-by-guarantee, established in 2000.

QCIF’s members are currently seven Queensland universities: The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, James Cook University, CQUniversity, the University of Southern Queensland and USC.


For 20 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and storage solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and to accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud.

DDN’s sustained vision and execution have made us the world’s largest privately held data storage company. Our technological and market leadership comes from our long-term investments in leading-edge research and development, our relentless focus on solving our customers’ end-to-end data and information management challenges, and the excellence of our employees around the globe, all relentlessly focused on delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to our customers.

To meet these ever-increasing requirements, users are rapidly adopting DDN’s best-of-breed high-performance storage solutions for end-to-end data management from data creation and persistent storage to active archives and the Cloud.


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of Elsevier platforms. Our applications put users in control and enable faster, more efficient ways of working, freeing up users to focus on their goals. We help researchers discover new content and collaborate with people beyond existing networks, and we help institutions track and analyze the impact of science, supporting great research performance. Clinicians use our platforms to make better decisions at the point of care. By freeing the flow of ideas, our platforms help advance the application of science to the most pressing questions of our time.

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.


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