We are now entering a new era where there is demand for commercial returns of publicly funded research: research that is transformational, innovative and solution-focused. It is important for any researcher to understand the possibilities and processes that connect research outcomes to the generation of commercial intellectual property and the varied strategies for turning this commercial IP into new products, processes and services. The Graduate School works actively in the entrepreneurship space with UQ Ventures and UQ's commercialisation arm, Uniquest

Useful links

  • As a UQ researcher, why should I consider commercialisation? Consider Uniquest!
  • Discover entrepreneurship and innovation at UQ through Ventures

Design thinking [St Lucia]

24 September 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Learn how to solve complex problems in a creative, user-centric and curious manner

Pitching and storytelling [St Lucia]

26 September 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it compellingly.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research [St Lucia]

5 November 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer!

Intellectual property and the law [St Lucia]

6 November 2024 1:00pm2:30pm
Intellectual Property can be a valuable asset and understanding how to protect it will help you in your research career. This session will touch upon UQ’s IP policies, and the broader Australian and global context.

Ventures' LeadHers

13 June 2024 9:00am1:00pm
Want to grow your leadership capabilities as a woman PhD candidate? Join us for a half day LeadHers program for PhD candidates.

Growing your digital capacity [webinar]

8 May 2024 10:00am12:30pm
Ever wondered how your research ideas can be converted into business ideas by using the latest technologies, but don’t know how and where to start? This interactive workshop will give you the digital skills to start you down that path!

Ventures' LeadHers Rise

17 November 2023 8:30am12:00pm
Join Ventures as we bring together and support emerging and established women entrepreneurs, and leaders from the UQ community.

Business of you [Webinar]

22 August 2023 1:00pm3:00pm
This interactive workshop will teach you how use digital marketing tools and social media to advance your career. The workshop will give you practical steps on how to how to package and communicate your unique skills, strengths and value proposition.

UniQuest research commercialisation workshop

8 May 2023 8:00am9 May 2023 5:00pm
2-day workshop that focuses on creating an awareness of intellectual property management and commercialisation. Express your interest in joining the workshop now!

Ventures Startup Mixer

7 March 2023 4:00pm6:00pm
Network with some of Brisbane's best local startups at the Ventures Startup Mixer.