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Commercial Accelerator Scheme

Providing a cash injection for early stage inventions and services

The Commercial Accelerator Scheme (CAS) 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.

Through CAS, the University contributes up to $400,000 each year in cash to research projects with a commercial application. The funding is provided for proof of concept and early commercialisation activities, to promote translational research for impact, and greater industry engagement.

Summary of 2016 Applicants

University of Adelaide Enterprise celebrated our commercialisation ready researchers on  December 19th 2016 where we announced the outstanding recipients of the 2016 University of Adelaide Commercial Accelerator Scheme (CAS). The recipients were:

  • Professor Mark Nottle
  • Professor Rob McLaughlin
  • A/Professor Martin O'Connor
  • Dr Erik Schartner
  • Professor John Beltrame

Here are just a couple of our successful Award Recipients, Professor Rob McLaughlin and Dr Erik Schartner:

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Applications closed 7 October 2016.

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