Commercialising my research

Melbourne Accelerator Program

The Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) is a startup accelerator run by the University. It hosts a range of public events, workshops and feeder programs that aim to support and connect entrepreneurs on campus. The Startup Accelerator Program helps entrepreneurs to develop their idea into a business by awarding Entrepreneurial Fellowships to successful applicants.

MAP is available to anyone with an idea (perhaps based on research), or to those who have already got some funding. The only condition is that at least one member needs to be a student, staff or alumni (who have graduated within the last five years) of the following faculties:

  • Melbourne School of Engineering
  • Business and Economics
  • Arts
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Architecture, Building and Planning.

Successful teams receive $20,000 in funding, office space, mentoring and much more.

Visit Melbourne Accelerator Program for more information about programs, events and how to apply.


Research commercial engagement opportunities

The University is able to provide you with information and assistance regarding the protection and commercialisation of Intellectual Property (IP). They also provide specialist advice and management in obtaining new patent registrations as well as protecting existing patents.

For more information about commercial engagement opportunities, visit Research, Innovation and Commercialisation.


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