Invented in Adelaide

The world’s fastest road cycling helmet. Supercharged almonds. AI disease diagnosis. Common denominator? All recently developed at the University of Adelaide—the latest examples of our proud history of global-impact innovation. Keen to add your own? Come and learn how we can help.

Invented in Adelaide

What links the world’s fastest road cycling helmet, supercharged almonds, and an artificial intelligence disease diagnosis system? They’re all globally significant innovations recently developed at the University of Adelaide.

They continue a proud history. Over the years, Adelaide researchers have made vital contributions to landmark inventions including x-ray crystallography, penicillin, and the Sydney 2000 Olympic torch and cauldron; and there will undoubtedly be more.

Supported by world-class education, research and commercialisation infrastructure, the University has all the ingredients to help inventors tackle the world’s challenges, and maximise the impact of their work.

In this fascinating presentation, some of our leading researchers will review a selection of the University’s past innovations, and highlight exciting current initiatives to nurture tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and start-ups.

The Presenters

Professor Noel Lindsay, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Entrepreneurship) and Director of the University’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre at the University of Adelaide.

Kiara Bechta-Metti, Director, Adelaide Enterprise, the University of Adelaide’s innovation and research commercialisation accelerator.

Professor Robert McLaughlin, Chair of Biophotonics, Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics at the University of Adelaide.

Dr Matthew Tetlow, Research Fellow for the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide.

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The world’s fastest road cycling helmet. Supercharged almonds. AI disease diagnosis. Common denominator? All recently developed at the University of Adelaide—the latest examples of our proud history of global-impact innovation. Keen to add your own? Come and learn how we can help.

2018 Events

13 February, 5:30pm

Where The Wild Things Were

Hidden away in SA’s South East is a national, and global, treasure. The World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves house tens of thousands of beautifully preserved fossils, and paint a remarkably vivid picture of life during the last 500,000 years.

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13 March, 5:30pm

Machines Rising

For some, it’s a source of boundless possibility; for others, fear and anxiety. Whichever view you lean towards, however, machine learning is a reality. All over the world, technology is performing complex tasks, ‘learning’ from the outcomes, and improving its future performance accordingly.

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10 April, 5:30pm

Engineering Champions

Since the Australian Institute of Sport’s (AIS) establishment in 1981, sports science and technology have become increasingly important contributors to elite sport in this country. Engineers and scientists now analyse the majority of sports to exploit every possible performance gain.

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8 May, 5:30pm

First Ferment

We’ve all heard stories of rum-soaked misadventure in Australia’s early colonial past. But fermented drinks, and food, were consumed on this land long before the First Fleet’s arrival, let alone our current love affair with kimchi and kombucha.

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12 June, 5:30pm

Homeground Disadvantage

The commentators agree: Australia has a big problem when it comes to housing affordability. By 2025, as many as 1.7 million Australian households will not have the capacity to pursue home ownership, or rent without government assistance.

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10 July, 5:30pm

Thought for food

Food and wine is big business in South Australia. We account for 80% of Australia’s premium wine exports and over half our state’s exports are agricultural products. Couple this with exceptional quality and it’s no surprise our produce is world-renowned.

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9 October, 5:30pm

An Apple a Day

Every day, we make a raft of minor choices—about our diet, product use and lifestyle—that over time have a major impact on our wellbeing.

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