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.

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 12-week 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.

> Download a TRaM program brochure

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: Applications for TRaM17 have closed.

Application criteria for the program:

All researchers employed by participating research institutions are eligible for the program, along with their students and collaborators. For eligible institutions, please contact the TRaM team.

Watch the TRaM launch video:

2017 key dates

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

TRaM Runway: Provides teams with a runway and valuable connections to accelerate their research impact.
Begins in August

TRaM17 Showcase: The TRaM17 teams will share their research commercialisation insights with peers and colleagues at this showcase event.
1 November – save the date.

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

Meet the TRaM17 teams

Click on each team name below to find out more:

Cellcraft – cell biology meets Minecraft

Somnivore – sleep scoring analysis and automation

Bionic Hand – innovating upper limb prosthetics

Rehab Robot – a stroke rehabilitation robot

Nanocosmetics – improving cosmetics at the nanoscale

So-Mo Mapper and Intelligence – soil moisture

Fourth Element Energy – web-based geothermal design

Getting on board!

For program enquiries:
Dr Simon Wilkins, Program Director
[email protected]

For teams, or to apply:
Dr Lauren Sosdian, Program Coordinator
[email protected]

For mentoring:
Mr Richard Day, Mentor Network Manager
[email protected]