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

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

3 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research (F2F St Lucia)

3 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Law and Intellectual property [webinar]

18 November 2022 10:00am11:30am
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.

Business of you [Webinar]

19 August 2022 9:00am11:00am
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.

Ventures' Validate

11 August 2022 4:00pm6:00pm
Validate is designed to help you and your team develop a validated business model in an interactive learning space over a period of 10 weeks from 11 August to 19 October. Your team will pitch to a judging panel for a share in $10,000 in cash prizes.

Ventures' LeadHers

4 August 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join Ventures for a one-day LeadHers program over 5 sessions from 4 August to 1 September. Coming to you either face-to-face or online.

Agile project management [St Lucia]

2 August 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Plan, execute and deliver projects in a lean way. Lean methodologies create greater value while using fewer resources.

The Pitching Event (Ventures) [webinar]

28 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This is an opportunity for participants to practice delivering their pitches to a panel of judges/mentors and get feedback.

Pitching and storytelling (Ventures) [webinar]

21 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it compellingly.

UniQuest research commercialisation workshop

19 July 2022 8:00am20 July 2022 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!

Business models (Ventures) [webinar]

14 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
We use the collaborative and interactive ‘business model canvas’ framework to quickly and easily define and communicate a business idea or concept.

Prototype and MVP (Ventures) [webinar]

7 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out about lean methodologies, tools for rapid prototyping and understand minimum viable products.

Design thinking: Think like an entrepreneur (Ventures) [webinar]

30 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the basics of design-thinking.

Entrepreneurial intelligence (Ventures) [webinar]

23 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn the first steps to become an entrepreneur.

Ventures' Curiosity for PhD

23 June 2022 10:00am
Over six weeks, you will attend a combination of weekly workshops and listen to a series of inspirational speakers. Please note you will be required to attend all six workshops and the speaker sessions.

NEW! Growing your digital capacity [webinar]

28 March 2022 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!