Partner With Us

Through collaboration and innovation the University of Adelaide provides tailored solutions to the challenges you face within your business.

The Research & Business Partnerships team has the expertise and focus to understand and service the innovation needs of customers within key business sectors.

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David Lind
David Lind

If you have a general question about working with us, please contact David Lind, Director Research and Business Partnerships, at, or phone +61 8 8313 5020.

If you know what you’re looking for, contact our Business Partnerships Managers who will customise a partnering approach that works for you. The contact details for each sector can be found on the sector pages below.

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Research impact

To explore what we can do for you, contact our business innovation experts in the sectors below:

Partnership areas

  • Research collaboration

    We actively encourage our researchers to take part in collaborations with government and industry, and provide support at all stages of the partnership. Business Partnership Managers and Specialists are your access point to engage with Adelaide researchers. They identify the best resources for your needs, arrange introductions and guide you through the contracting process.

  • Technology licensing

    Outstanding ideas come from universities. We identify and evaluate the commercial potential of emerging opportunities, coordinate patenting and assist to source and allocate funding to these projects. Speak to Adelaide Enterprise for more info.

  • Access to research funding

    We can support industry partners with accessing government grants and subsidies for research and development, including the R&D Tax Incentive Scheme, ARC Linkage Projects and the Photonics Catalyst Program.

  • Access to an academic consultant

    You can access a leading independent expert from many disciplines through the University of Adelaide.

  • Supporting your organisation through training

    We offer professional programs and customised training to develop your workforce. These unique and highly specialised programs draw on expertise from across the University.

  • State-of-the-art research facilities

    Our world-class research facilities, technology and equipment can be made available to industry through a research partnership.

  • Other

    If you’re looking for something a bit different, contact our External Relations team who would love to help match you up with the right area of the University.

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