Collaborate to innovate and build your competitive advantage.

Innovation is everything - it holds the key to greater security, sustainability, health and wealth. More than simply recognising this, the University of Adelaide lives and breathes it. If you're ready to grow through innovation, you won't find a more capable partner.

We currently partner with over 400 businesses on research and consulting projects helping them address new opportunities, solve unique problems and grow.

The Innovation and Commercial Partners Branch has extensive experience connecting industry, entrepreneurs, investors and government with our research expertise, infrastructure and workforce solutions.

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Our services

Business Development

We facilitate engagement between our research community and industry or government. We provide advice on pursuing contract research, consulting and tender opportunities.

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Talk to us about commercialisation of the University's intellectual property, including patenting, licensing and the formation of spin-out companies.

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Strategic Projects

We  work across the University to activate projects through collaboration and cooperation with internal and external partners. 

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Latest News

VivaZome licenses University of Adelaide stem cell technology

VivaZome Therapeutics and the University of Adelaide have entered into a series of agreements encompassing licensing of technology, access to stem cells and conduct of research, all in support of VivaZome’s mission to develop and commercialise exosome-based therapeutics.

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Partnership to revolutionise cancer diagnostic

The University of Adelaide has partnered with medical technology company Sienna Cancer Diagnostics in an exclusive worldwide licence agreement to develop a unique cancer probe with the potential to detect a sugar molecule only present in cancer cells.



New barley variety 'Laperouse' released

French barley breeding company SECOBRA is proud to release its first variety in Australia after many years of collaborative research and development with the University of Adelaide.