If you’re a University researcher or staff member, we can help you achieve impact from your research or bold idea by developing it into a new product, service or startup company.
Our ecosystem supports you to commercialise your research, innovation or expertise so it can benefit society.
Growing your idea
Discover how you can apply your research to solving problems via a commercialisation process.
Protecting your idea
Understand intellectual property, who owns it and why taking steps to protect it early, matters.
Building your entrepreneurial skills
Explore programs that will help you develop the entrepreneurial skills you need to translate your research.
Creating a startup
Understand the key steps in founding a company or social enterprise, and the support and funding available to help you.
Access funding and investment to support you at each stage of your journey.
See what's possible
Find out about some of our researchers' commercialisation journeys.
Do you have an idea for a social venture?
The University's Social Ventures Exchange (SVx) connects researchers interested in creating impact via a social enterprise or social purpose venture – in other words – a 'business for good'.
Learn how University of Melbourne researchers with ideas for social purpose startups can connect with resources, expertise and support at all stages of the impact journey.
Not sure where to start?
Contact your faculty Business Development Manager who can connect you to the right support for your commercialisation journey.
Entrepreneurship for students
Explore the support available at the University to help grow your idea via an entrepreneurial pathway.
Business and investors
Working with industry partners, collaborators and investors is integral to applying research discoveries that help to solve problems, explore new opportunities, create new products and improve existing ones.
Discover opportunities to connect with the University of Melbourne’s entrepreneurial community to support promising ventures reach their potential.
Our entrepreneurial ecosystem
Explore University support for future entrepreneurs, and use our directory to discover programs and support from our broader community.