TRaM – Translating Research at Melbourne

Accelerating commercial insight for researchers at the University of Melbourne.

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.

Training program: 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.

Research impact accelerator: 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. Register your interest to stay up-to-date, and come along to an information session (see key dates below). Formal applications for the 2017 program will open on 21 February.

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 advising them about the transition from idea to impact. Register your interest here.

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: 20 March 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.

TRaM2017 Boot Camp: Invitations to attend will be extended to successful applicants.
30 and 31 March 2017, 10am-5pm

Training program: 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.

Research accelerator: 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.