Find out about new ways to invest in University startups
We're always looking to build connections with committed companies and investors who share our vision. We are also proactive in partnering with future-focused investors who want to explore opportunities arising from our world-class research and brightest minds.
With the help of University alumni, industry, entrepreneurs, investors and government stepping up to support our work, we can grow research commercialisation and the startup economy in Victoria, taking our discoveries to the wider world.
The University announced two new startup investment funds – the University of Melbourne and Breakthrough Victoria's Genesis Pre-Seed Fund and Tin Alley Ventures, supported by our co-investors and partners Tanarra Capital and Breakthrough Victoria.
This makes us the first university in Australia to put in place an end-to-end program supporting access to funds to help our researchers, students, staff, alumni and affiliates grow their ideas and innovations through a supported entrepreneurial pathway.
If you are interested in investing in our University startups, or if you’d like to find out more about investment opportunities, please contact: Hun Gan CEO, University of Melbourne and Breakthrough Victoria's Genesis Pre-Seed Fund.
Explore some successful startup companies
A portable diagnostic system for epilepsy
Successful startup, Seer Medical, was co-founded by University of Melbourne researchers to develop a take home portable diagnostic system for people with epilepsy.
A medical device returning the power of communication to paralysis patients
University of Melbourne researchers were inspired to found Synchron to develop their world-first device to help severely paralysed patients.
Negotiating a licence with the University
By licensing the University of Melbourne’s intellectual property (IP) and technologies, you can harness research discoveries to solve business challenges.
Solutions available for licensing
Explore University of Melbourne licensing opportunities and research discoveries that could help solve industry’s big challenges.
From developing an idea to finding startup funding, the University of Melbourne’s team of experts can help.
Find out how we can help to grow your organisation - from talent, to projects and partnerships.