Education and Training

Adelaide Enterprise offers education and training in a range of areas to assist researchers, staff and students in understanding what is required to take their ideas to the next level.

  • Adelaide Biodesign

    Inspired by International Biodesign courses and run in conjunction with Accelerating Australia and Australian eChallenge, Adelaide Biodesign brings together people with a passion for design, thinking and discovery in medicine. Participants form multidisciplinary teams and work together to innovate and create their own novel solutions for unmet medical needs. Teams will undertake a clinical emersion guided by practicing clinicians and will be mentored by experienced biomedical entrepreneurs to produce investible inventions. The course is suited to doctors, scientists, engineers and business professionals, from senior student, early career through to professional level.

    2018 Participants are currently undertaking the Australian eChallenge and at the conclusion of the course will continue to work with Adelaide Enterprise and ThincLab to further develop their innovations.

    Submit your expressions of interest for the 2019 course.

    View the frequently asked questions, or email for further information.

  • Career & Research Skills Training (CaRST)

    CaRST is a training and development program for all Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students at the University of Adelaide. The program has been designed to deliver comprehensive research training and career development for HDR students through a suite of workshops, courses, events, online training, and resources to equip you with the skills you need to achieve your career goals.

    Adelaide Enterprise provide accredited Commercialisation and IP training sessions to HDR students as a part of the CaRST program. Visit the CaRST website to book or email for further information.

  • Customised IP and commercialisation training

    The University of Adelaide Enterprise offer training and education sessions relating to Intellectual Property and Commercialisation.

    These sessions are generally aimed at HDRs and other Research staff with the aim of building an entrepreneurial community within the university and ultimately translating intellectual property for impact and delivery of economic and social benefit. Examples of sessions we can run include:

    • Commercialisation: are you ready?
    • IP 101– what is IP and how do we protect it?
    • Technology Transfer process
    • IP – complex IP issues and war stories
    • Licensing Pitfalls – Don’t stop your own research
    • Patent valuations and patent clauses in Agreements
    • Patenting software
    • Pharmaceutical Patents (What makes them different)
    • Pitching your technology – how to pitch to a target investor audience
    • Preparing a commercialisation plan
    • What is patentable subject matter?
    • Freedom to Operate (amongst a minefield of patents)
    • Grant or equity – knowing what funding to seek
    • How to build a strong IP position (for the least possible cost)

    We are able to customise these sessions based on the individual needs of Faculties, Schools and Institutes.

    Contact should you like to schedule a session or further discuss your requirements.

  • IP induction course

    The Adelaide Enterprise Intellectual Property (IP) induction course is designed to help you protect your ideas by giving you insight into the legal side of intellectual property. This provides an overview of intellectual property and how you can protect your ideas, as well as on aspects such as trade marks, copyright and patents.

    The course is undertaken online via MyUni.

    Sign up to the Intellectual Property (IP) induction course

    Email if you have any queries.

  • R&D tax incentives

    In October 2018, Adelaide Enterprise hosted Dr Richard Wraith, Principal, R&D Tax, RSM Australia Pty Ltd who discussed R&D Tax Incentives.

    He has kindly provided the presentation slides to view.

    Should you have any further questions on the matter please don't hesitate to contact Richard directly at