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Meet the University of Adelaide Staff

Dedicated to the career success of all students in the project management program, the University of Adelaide staff are a devoted team of professors, operating in the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) combines industry insight with an interactive online curriculum, ensuring that students receive a unique, relevant education.

The ECIC staff provides high-quality teaching and research in strategically chosen areas of study. Members of this staff are highly regarded by employers and have been successful in a variety of areas. The academic staff are leaders in their disciplines, who actively contribute to solving real-world problems through consulting and advanced fundamental and applied research.


Indra Gunawan

Indra Gunawan

Indra Gunawan is Associate Professor in Complex Project Management and Director of Project Management Program in the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, Faculty of the Professions, the University of Adelaide.

He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering and MSc in Construction Management from Northeastern University, USA. Prior to joining the University of Adelaide, he was the postgraduate program coordinator for Maintenance and Reliability Engineering at Monash University. Previously he has also taught in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and worked as the Head of Systems Engineering and Management program at Malaysia University of Science and Technology (in collaboration with the MIT, USA).


The Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation And Innovation Centre (ECIC)

The ECIC is a centre for excellence, where imagination, creativity and knowledge produce innovative outcomes.

The ECIC’s mission is to foster innovation through entrepreneurship, commercialisation and project management research, teaching and community and industry engagement activities.

The ECIC is all about helping individuals make a difference – to create wealth in the form of economic growth and social advancement for companies and communities.

Programs and Courses

The ECIC’s programs and courses are designed to assist individuals in achieving personal growth and professional goals. Experienced Academic Directors within the ECIC deliver a comprehensive suite of flexible programs in the following disciplines:

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management – Project Systems

Research Excellence

The ECIC is committed to research excellence and has cultivated a strong and diverse research program with a range of options for people wishing to undertake research-based projects or PhD studies.

Industry and Community Engagement

Our industry and community engagement initiatives include our student business planning competition the Entrepreneurs’ Challenge (eChallenge), and our ThincLab Adelaide Innovation Hub.