Explore our range of resources designed to assist University of Adelaide staff with commercial activities.

Inventor's Guide

Our Inventor’s Guide outlines the essential elements of technology transfer at the University of Adelaide. This guide is organised to answer the most common questions we typically field from our research community, and provides a broad overview of the technology transfer process and services available for researchers.

Inventor's Guide

Invention Disclosure Form

University of Adelaide researchers (inventors) should disclose their invention to the Innovation and Commercial Partners Branch by completing an Invention Disclosure Form  and emailing it to our IP Manager.

An invention disclosure remains a confidential document and should fully document your invention so that the options for commercialisation can be evaluated and pursued. 


Spin-out Checklist

One pathway for commercialising research is to form a new spin-out company which licenses the intellectual property from the University. Our Spin-out Checklist guides you through the required processes and approvals.

View the spin-out checklist

IP Toolkit

The Australian IP Toolkit for Collaboration, a joint project between the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and IP Australia, is designed to facilitate, simplify and improve collaboration between researchers and industry. The toolkit:

  • contains guides and tools to help you use and manage intellectual property (IP) in collaboration.
  • can be used by anyone wishing to undertake a collaboration project involving business and research.

Explore the IP Toolkit

Business Case templates

A Business Case provides the justification for setting up, funding or continuing to fund a project or Pillar Plan initiative (including partnership opportunities with external third parties) and should succinctly contain all relevant details required to enable the reader to make informed decisions. Finance and Procurement have developed three different templates for use by University staff.

Business case templates