We help University of Adelaide researchers identify, protect, and commercialise their intellectual property (IP).
Our Commercialisation team has vast experience translating IP to achieve profound commercial, environmental and social impacts.
Commercialising your research
We can help you maximise the economic and social impact of your research through commercialisation.
Commercialising IP is about getting your invention/technology to market. Technology is typically transferred through a Licence Agreement in which the University grants its rights in the technology to a third party (the licensee) for a period of years. The licensee may be an established company or a new business start-up.
University of Adelaide researchers (inventors) should disclose their invention by completing an online Invention Disclosure Form.
Please note: you must be connected to the University of Adelaide network to access the Inventor Portal.
Step 1 (only for new users): Requesting an account:
(estimated time 60 seconds)
If you already have an account go straight to Step 2.
- Go to the Inventor Portal
- Click on Request account
- Complete the fields and submit
Once your account has been approved by our team you will receive an email notification and a link to complete your account set-up.
Step 2: Submitting Part A of the invention disclosure form
(estimated time 5 minutes)
- After being granted an account, go to the Inventor Portal
- Follow the prompts to complete Part A of the form and submit.
Patent Search Service
Commercialisation IP Manager, Gerard La Fontaine offers a free patent search service to University of Adelaide researchers.
Undertaking a patent search can save you time and money and allows you to plan for the commercialisation or further development of your technology.
Utilising his experience as an IP Attorney, Gerard can help you find out how patentable your invention may be.
Book in for your 60 minute appointment via our Calendly booking system, or further queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that due to social distancing requirements, appointments are currently being conducted via Zoom.
Intellectual Property Policy
This University's IP Policy aims to encourage originators of IP to:
- be active participants in the systemic exchange and application of research findings and outcomes;
- leverage the strengths of all parties, internal and external; and
- to ensure IP access and ownership arrangements are clear, fair and work to deliver optimal impact.
This Policy supports the principles relating to the management of IP that are embodied in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, and the National Principles of Intellectual Property Management for Publicly Funded Research. It also supports the University's strategic objectives, including fostering a culture that values and encourages knowledge transfer, and lifting end-user utilisation and commercialisation of the University's research.
As a leader in research and innovation, the University of Adelaide encourages an entrepreneurial environment and culture for its staff and students.
We are committed to partnering with industry in the translation of our research to create economic, environmental and social benefits.
Intellectual property 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 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 contact the Adelaide Graduate Research School.