The Innovation Acceleration Program (IAP) has been established to provide means to encourage innovation and inventorship between the health sector and researchers at the University of Melbourne. The two have a strong history of successful academic and commercial collaboration driven by the common mission to make a positive contribution to the health and wealth of society.
This exciting opportunity links compelling problems and unmet needs from the health sector with world-class research and commercialisation expertise at the University of Melbourne.
The program provides set-up and crucial management support for successful project teams, which includes centralised research support services provided by the Research Innovation and Commercialisation team e.g. Contracts management, business development and IP support, ethics and integrity compliance services.
The program will run an annual cycle to collect ideas and problems from across Western Health and the University of Melbourne (UoM). It’s expected the ideas/problems could be submitted by any staff member working in any role at Western Health but the ideas themselves need to be significant in nature, potentially impacted on the health or lives of many people, locally or globally.
Purpose of this form:
This form should be used to make an introductory proposal for a solution to an Unmet Need identified as part of the Western Health/University of Melbourne Innovation Acceleration Program. It is intended to allow you to briefly introduce your proposal to the Innovation Program Executive.
This should be filled out jointly by the UoM staff members who would lead the development of a potential solution to a problem identified under the scheme.
Please complete all sections, keeping to the word limit as directed. Whilst documents may be attached to the application (in PDF format) for essential addition information, we request that you do not use this as a means of circumventing the word limit, which is intended to reduce the form-burden on both applicants and assessors.
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