Endeavour Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Prize

Sponsored by Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, The University of Melbourne

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About the award

The University of Melbourne is home to some of the best thinkers in the world. The Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) team is there to help transform those ideas into reality.

The 2018 Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Prize offers one prize of $2,000 to the team that showcases the most innovative approach to problems solving, with potential commercial application of its final-year project.

The application process will help teams develop skills and techniques to complement academic expertise. This broader, complementary set of skills and knowledge will help prepare Endeavour teams for their professional careers.

Your application and presentation will be judged by commercialisation experts. Shortlisted project teams will have the opportunity to present their application in a live ‘pitch’ to the judging panel at their booths at the Endeavour Exhibition.

Download: Endeavour Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Prize application form [Word 2.9mb]

Date Application and judging procedure
By 5:00pm Monday 10 September
  • Project teams submit application.
  • A maximum two-page response (plus relevant appendices) to the prize judging criteria, using the 2018 Endeavour Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Prize application form.
  • Application submitted in PDF format via email to endeavour-mse@unimelb.edu.au.
Friday 21 September 2018 Judging panel to shortlist projects. Shortlisted projects notified to assist with preparation for the exhibition.
Thursday 18 October 2018 Shortlisted teams present their project to the judging panel at their Endeavour Project Display.
Thursday 18 October 2018 Winner announced at the Endeavour Awards Night by Executive Director, Ken Jefferd, former CEO/Managing Director of HRL Technology Group Pty Ltd.