Intellectual Property Management

If you are a University of Adelaide researcher we can help identify, protect, and commercialise your intellectual property (IP).

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Adelaide Enterprise has vast experience translating IP to industry to achieve profound commercial, environmental and social impacts.

Refer to our IP resources below, our templates page or email with any specific Intellectual Property enquiries.

  • Invention disclosure

    We encourage you to submit an invention disclosure whenever you think you've discovered something new and unique as part of your research.

    View the invention disclosure form

     For assistance email

  • Inventors guide

    The Inventors Guide provides an overview of the technology transfer process at the University of Adelaide.

    Find it on our Templates and Toolkits page.

  • 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.

  • Student IP

    Intellectual property (IP) is, broadly speaking, intangible property that is the creation of your intellect – it is the productive new ideas you create.

    The University's Intellectual Property Policy ("IP Policy") provides that students own the IP they create in the course of their studies.

    For further information on managing your Intellectual Property as a student, please visit the Adelaide Graduate Centre website, or email your enquiry to Adelaide Enterprise's IP management team at

  • University of Adelaide IP Policy

    Within an environment in which ideas are often freely shared, the University's IP Policy aims to ensure that, where desirable, the University captures and harnesses the value of its intellectual property. It also aims to provide incentives for staff and students to create valuable IP and, where they do so, to reward their innovation.

    View the University of Adelaide IP Policy