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: Can we deliver it?
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. It provides teams with skills and connections to accelerate their research impact.

Participants will receive mentoring, support and office space.

2018 key dates

6-April – Applications close 5pm
11-April – Notification of successful applications
18-20 April – TRaM program bootcamp
27-April  TRaM induction
01-May – TRaM Track Program start date
27-June – TRaM Track team presentations

August – November  

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


TRaM18 Showcase: The TRaM18 teams will share their research commercialisation insights with peers and colleagues t this showcase event.

Meet our program alumni

Click on each team name below to find out more:

Cellcraft – cell biology meets Minecraft

Faramoon – 3D models from point cloud data for any application

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!

TRaM18 applications are now open: researchers and their collaborators are invited to submit an application to be part of the TRaM program for 2018.


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