TRaM – Translating Research at Melbourne

Accelerating commercial insight for researchers at the University of Melbourne.

Applications for TRAM17 are now open. Closing date: 13 April 2017 at 5pm.
If you have a current research project, apply here.
If you are an individual researcher looking to join a team, apply here.

What is TRaM?

TRaM is a program designed to accelerate commercial insight for researchers at the University of Melbourne. It comprises a training program and a research impact accelerator, both of which are run annually.

TRaM Track: Who cares? Are you working on the right problem?
An eight-week training program based on the Lean LaunchPad methodology. The focus is for teams to understand if the problem their proposed solution satisfies actually matters, and provides tools and frameworks to guide the process.

TRaM Runway: Provides teams with skills and connections to accelerate their research impact.
This is a five-month program designed to support the teams by further applying the frameworks learned in the training program to their commercial venture.

Participants will receive mentoring, support and office space.

How can I get involved?

Apply for the TRaM program: Researchers across the University of Melbourne with a desire to achieve impact are eligible to apply, along with their students or collaborators.

How to apply: Complete the relevant online application form. Applications close 13 April 2017 at 5pm.
If you have a current research project, complete this form.
If you are an individual researcher looking to join a team, complete this form.

  • Applicant teams must have (at least) one team participant that is a research employee of the University (i.e. academic appointment)
  • Team members are not required to be full-time employees, but all team members are required to commit at least 0.2 FTE per participant (for the duration of the TRaM program)
  • All team members need to be available for program commitments, including the 2-day bootcamp (26-27 April), which forms part of the selection process
  • Individual applicants will only be eligible for entry into the TRaM program if connected to a team by the end of the bootcamp event

Mentor a TRaM team: Individuals with experience in entrepreneurship, innovation and/or research commercialisation have the opportunity to work closely with the TRaM teams and advice them about the transition from idea to impact. Register your interest here.

Current and potential mentors are also invited to a TRaM mentor information lunch at LAB-14 on 23 March, 12pm-1pm. Please RSVP to Lauren Sosdian.

Watch the TRaM launch video:

2017 key dates

TRaM information lunch: Find out more about the program at this information session.
21 February 2017, 12-1pm
LAB-14, 700 Swanston Street

Applications open: 21 February 2017
Applications close: 13 April 2017, 5pm

Entrepreneurship and Innovation mixer: Meet like-minded people from various entrepreneurship groups across the University.
1 March 2017, 5.30pm-7pm
LAB-14, 700 Swanston St. Register here.

TRaM mentor information lunch
23 March 2017, 12pm-1pm
LAB-14, 700 Swanston St. RSVP to Lauren Sosdian.

TRaM2017 Boot Camp: Invitations to attend will be extended to successful applicants.
26 and 27 April 2017, 10am-5pm

TRaM Track: Training to help teams understand if they are working on the right problem.
March – June 2017

TRaM Bio: A research commercialisation intensive workshop for researchers in the life sciences.
Stay tuned for dates.

TRaM Runway: Provides teams with a runway and valuable connections to accelerate their research impact.
July-November 2017

Getting on board!

To find out more about TRaM please contact us.