Whether you’re looking to develop your idea, find funding for your startup, or access unique solutions to your business challenges, our professional experts can help.

For researchers

Business Development Directors and Managers with senior industry experience are embedded within all faculties.

We are the entry point to a range of University services that help the academic community engage with industry, pursue research sponsorship and tender opportunities, develop contract research proposals, and protect and commercialise intellectual assets.

If you are unsure of your faculty contact, reach out to your Business Development Cluster Lead:

For information on Translating Research at Melbourne program, contact the TRAM team.

For undergraduate students

The Melbourne Accelerator Program delivers a number of programs, workshops and events open to students. For more information, contact the MAP team.

For founders and prospective founders (students and researchers)

The University of Melbourne Genesis Ventures and Pre-Seed Fund team supports the creation of successful new ventures that optimise the impact of University research and innovations and achieve a commercial return for the University and investors.

The team works closely with the University’s venture capital investment partners who provide financial support to ventures that have genuine commercial potential.

Email the team:

For information on the Melbourne Accelerator Program, contact the MAP team.

For investors

Contact Hun Gan, CEO, University of Melbourne Genesis Pre-Seed Fund.

For alumni

Our Advancement team supports relationships between the University and alumni, friends and benefactors. Learn more about programs and opportunities to get involved or contact our Advancement team.

For startup and venture mentors and advisors

The University’s venture engagement team is a connection point for current and potential mentors, advisors and anyone wanting to get more involved in our growing University venture community.

Contact our venture engagement team.

For business and industry partners

The University’s Business Development Directors assist organisations looking to work more closely with the University.

With senior industry experience, we understand the expectations of businesses and organisations, and the University’s partnering and commercialisation processes.

Email industry enquiries