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 worth more than $80 million a year – helping them address new opportunities, solve unique problems and grow.

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

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.


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

Strategic Projects

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