Lincoln University's DesignLab undertakes design-directed research of relevance to industry, government, iwi and communities. Recent partnered projects include work with Air New Zealand (with University of Otago), Antarctica New Zealand (with University of Otago and RMIT, Melbourne), Rio Tinto, Conservation Volunteers New Zealand, Ngai Tahu Property, Fonterra, the chief executive’s office of Te Rūnanga o Ngai Tāhu, Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata, Mountains to Sea Trust, Eden Project Cornwall UK, Grimshaw Architects New York, Department of Conservation, and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.