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Commercial Accelerator Scheme

Providing a cash injection for early stage inventions and services

The Commercial Accelerator Scheme is a competitive, internal funding program, managed by the University’s commercialisation team, Adelaide Enterprise.  The Scheme funds the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where they can be commercialised as new products, services and companies (this is not funding for basic research).

The scheme offers up to $100,000 per project, in grant or equity funding for eligible projects seeking financial support for commercialisation activities and translation of research.

Applications are assessed by an external panel, based on Quality of Research Proposal, Commercial Readiness and Impact.

Applicants must engage with a Commercialisation Manager to work up their applications in order to be eligible to apply.

Adelaide Enterprise invites applicants to submit a draft application by 5pm on 15 September 2017 for review and feedback.

Final applications are due 5pm Wednesday 18th October. Successful recipients will be announced at Adelaide Enterprise’ end of year function in December, for projects commencing in 2018.

For more information email

Adelaide Enterprise

Nexus 10 Hub
Cnr Pulteney St & North Tce


T: +61 8 8313 3480