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Thebarton Campus

Facilitating Links with Industry

Adelaide University Research Park - Thebarton Campus - the former site of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, has been fully developed according to a master plan to establish a dedicated research and development park. The campus is a vital link between the University of Adelaide and Australian business and industry.

The campus hosts a number of its applied research activities in the areas of mechanical engineering, physical sciences, electronic engineering, chemical engineering and occupational health. Commercial enterprises include businesses involved in materials engineering, biotechnology, environmental services, information technology, industrial design, laser/optics technology, health products, engineering services, radar systems and telecommunications.

Preference for occupancy is based upon a tenant's ability to enter a useful association with the University of Adelaide. This may involve participation in cooperative education and postgraduate student programs, joint research activities with members of the University staff and provision of work experience to students. In turn, tenants are encouraged to utilise University facilities and expertise.

In addition to establishing lasting partnerships with industry tenants, the campus provides a base for developing student projects and student skills into new business enterprises as part of the ThIncLab Thebarton Business Incubator. Students are provided with furbished business premises, mentors and additional services to progress their commercialisation processes.

The ThincLab Online Commercialisation Accelerator is a new online initiative providing practical training designed to equip budding entrepreneurs, interested to commercialise a (product/service/research), with the skills and support to take their idea forward and develop it into a commercially viable business.

The Thebarton Business Incubator compliments the Commercialisation Accelerator by providing low cost office accommodation to commercialising enterprises.


Located on the banks of the Torrens River, the Thebarton Campus is only 4km from the city. It is one of the premier University owned technology/research parks in Australia. Within the Thebarton Business Incubator, graduates have the chance to develop their skills with some of the country's most innovative companies.

The location is going through exciting times with its close proximity to the proposed new hospital "The Marj", the redevelopment of the Clipsal site and the extension of the tram line from the city. The campus is next to the entertainment centre and major transport routes including Port Road and South Road. Its close proximity to the airport further enhances its value for business and interstate visitors.

Opportunities at Thebarton

Opportunities are available if you would like to become a part of Thebarton Campus. Opportunities range from a collaborative arrangement with the University to leasing space as a commercial tenant. Please contact the Thebarton Campus Facilities Manager, telephone 8313 4471, if you would like to explore these opportunities.

Leasing opportunities

Please contact Thebarton Campus Facilities Manager, telephone 8313 4471, if you would like details of available space to lease at Thebarton Campus.

See also: Student-Industry Partnerships

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Thebarton Campus

35-37 Stirling Street


T: +61 8 8313 4471
F: +61 8 8313 4473