Applications for the 2017 CSIRO ON Prime program open TODAY.

CSIRO ON Prime is a national, entry level, part time pre-accelerator program, aimed at researcher groups looking to investigate real world application of their technology.  The program runs over 8 weeks, and requires a commitment of 6 days face to face, and an additional 10 hours per week from research teams.

During the program, teams receive one on one and group mentoring, as well as a toolkit of materials to help them assess the commercial validity of their technology.

For 2017, CSIRO will be running a number of generic ON Prime programs around Australia (suitable for any technology), as well as a specific defence focussed ON Prime, to be run out of Adelaide.

Applications for both intakes close 24 February 2017.  Dates for the face to face sessions for the 2017 program are outlined below.

Applicants should ensure at least one member of their project team is available to attend each of the sessions.

Session Date

Session 1 (2 days)            Between 10 Apr – 28 Apr

Session 2             Between 1 May- 12 May

Session 3             Between 14 May – 26 May

Session 4             Between 29 May – 9 June

Final Showcase Between 12 June – 23 June

Adelaide Enterprise will be running a couple of information sessions for researchers interested in applying for the program:

Thursday 9th February 2017 @ 10am, Napier 210 Tuesday 14th February 2017 @ 3pm, Braggs 214
Researchers can RSVP to confirming their preferred date in the subject line.

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Applications are now invited for round 1

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Travel Awards are intended to facilitate national and international travel for researchers to attend and present at conferences, build collaborations, network and to communicate and promote research.

Research travel awards of up to $1,000 will be offered for national travel and up to $3,000 for international travel for research staff.

All applicants are advised to review the eligibility and obligations of the scheme prior to submitting an application.

All applications must address the assessment criteria:

  • the relative merit of each proposal’s likely impact on

scholarly and/or professional development for the

applicant. (40%)

  • the benefits expected and the significance of the

conference/training opportunities/commercial

opportunities for the University.  (50%)

  • combining conference attendance with

networking/training/commercial opportunities (10%)


Applications for Round 1 are now open and are required to be submitted by COB 17th  March 2017.

Applications for Round 2 will open in May 2017.

The Research Travel Grant guidelines and the application form:


Please email your application using the template attached to

For further information please contact

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Valuable relationships with key industry partners has led to the Adelaide Health Simulation team securing significant contributions to the new critical care hospital simulation suites in the Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences (AHMS) building.

Collaborating with industry partners, the Adelaide Health Simulation team, led by Director, Dr Simon Patten, have been able to replicate the technology available in critical care areas in the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. These acquisitions will enable students to immerse themselves in a clinical environment that is almost identical to the ones they will be exposed to in the real world.

Modelled on the nRAH, the simulation suites include specifically designed clinical training facilities, advanced simulation capabilities, and the latest in digital learning platforms, gifted to the University by leading medical companies who recognise the AHMS facility as a world-renowned medical training centre.

This education/industry partnership enhances the educational offerings to University of Adelaide students, and ultimately facilitates the development of a new type of healthcare worker equipped with the skills to meet the growing healthcare challenges facing Australia.

Dr Patten states that ‘by having the same equipment that is found in modern hospitals like the nRAH, students are surrounded by the same visual cues and sounds, have access to the same technology, and can safely implement their new knowledge in the most realistic way possible. This enables our future doctors and nurses to graduate work ready, reducing hospital costs and improving the delivery of quality and safe healthcare’.

Generous contributions from the following healthcare equipment providers, will ensure the AHMS’ reputation as the most technologically advanced healthcare teaching facility in Australia.

Karl Storz Endoscopy Australia have donated video laryngoscopy equipment for the critical care hospital suites in the new AHMS building. This donation allows educators to employ best practice technology in the teaching of airway management to post graduate students. This technology will be incorporated in the teaching of undergraduate nursing and medical students to visualise what happens anatomically to the upper airway with simple airways manoeuvres such as ‘chin lift and jaw thrust’.

Life Health Care partnered with Adelaide Health Simulation in 2016 by proving Ultrasound Machines to enable academic research related to skills training of medical students. The experience was so positive Life Health Care have committed to an ongoing partnership and provided machines for the commissioning of the new hospital suites and loan equipment for 2017.

Draeger Medical have been significant contributors to the education of our medical students in the rural environment, GP’s and emergency doctors in the rural setting, and for post graduate nursing students studying our critical care program.  In 2015 & 2016 they have loaned portable ventilators for training purposes on an extended basis. The new hospital suite is fully equipped to run advanced anaesthetic machines. These machines require medical gasses to function and specialised gas scavenging. This technology is built into the hospital simulation suite. They will be providing anaesthetic equipment to allow commissioning and testing of the new buildings capabilities prior to opening.

Born from our relationship with the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, GE Healthcare provided us with an integrated infant resuscitation device, the GE Panda. This allows our medical students to develop skills on infant and paediatric resuscitation on modern equipment. This loan unit has been provided for the duration of 2017.

“The significant contribution of these companies is indicative of the quality of innovative education we provide and the strong reputation of our centre among key stakeholders and industry partners,” says Adam Montagu, Lecturer and Simulation Coordinator at the University. Mr Montagu works alongside Dr Patten and is a key facilitator of these mutually beneficial arrangements.

As leaders in their field, the Adelaide Health Simulation team are always looking for new ways to integrate technology into their teaching. Interested parties are welcome to contact Adam Montagu, to explore potential options.

The Simulation Centre will be ready for teaching in Semester 1, 2017 when the University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, in the city’s West End officially opens.

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Kisha Sivanathan is leading the way to develop an alternative to heavy reliance on pharmaceutical drugs post organ transplant with her intensive stem cell research. Since completing her PhD at the University of Adelaide in August 2016, Kisha has not only been recognised for her work by receiving the Women’s Research Excellence Award, but also […]

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Over the next 2 years the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences will be undergoing a number of major relocations of space, in particular the AHMS and HSIS Stage2, which consolidates many groups into the existing Medical School North and South buildings. These relocations involve vacating a number of areas that have been occupied for […]

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There are 80 bike spaces inside the AHMS building and a further 70 outside in the Urban Park area. This is more than the equivalent for any other University building. The end-of-trip facilities include the following features: Secure bike storage is located on the lower ground level The bike storage area has 50 small lockers […]

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The AHMS building will have a permanent café on the ground floor, serving students, staff and visitors. The successful retailer has been appointed via a tender process: Bean Bar. Bean Bar are an Adelaide company with six outlets already operating in the CBD. Bean Bar’s full café range of food and drinks include hot lunch […]

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Applications are invited for the Dr Roneal Naidu Memorial Prize that has been established by a contribution to the University by Professor Ravi Naidu, in memory of his late son Roneal who was an MBBS 2002 graduate. The prize is to be awarded annually by the University and will be awarded in recognition of research […]

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As a biomedical, clinical or health services researcher, would you like to add value and community impact to your next funding application? You are invited to an interactive seminar that explores the advantages of incorporating translational research strategies into funding applications. Presenters include: Professor Julie Owens, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Research Strategy Professor Andrew Zannettino, Associate […]

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One end of the Mayo Café on the ground floor of Union House, has now been transformed into a prototype display of the office spaces and work stations staff will use in the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building. The mock office fit out is similar to what will be in the AHMS building, and […]

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