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. UQ works actively in the entrepreneurship space with UQ pre-incubator Idea-hub, start up accellerator ilab, and UQ's commercialisation arm, Uniquest

Useful links

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research

16 October 2019 10:00am11:30am
"The act of undertaking a doctorate is a good training ground for the development of enterprise." Learn about what it means to be an entrepreneur.

UQ Weekend of Startups

16 August 2019 9:00am18 August 2019 5:00pm
Presented by UQIES (UQ Innovation and Entrepreneurship student society) and UQ Idea Hub, the UQ Weekend of Startups is a 3 day intensive startup weekend open to students, staff and the greater Brisbane community. REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE VIA UQ Ventures (Click on the Register button)

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Networking Breakfast

23 July 2019 8:00am10:00am
Take the opportunity to network with inspirational entrepreneurs, innovators and those who work with them. Clicking on the Register button will send you to an Expression of Interest form.

UniQuest commercialisation workshop (2 days)

23 July 2019 8:00am24 July 2019 5:00pm
The free, two-day UniQuest Research Commercialisation Workshop focuses on intellectual property management and industry engagement and is specifically tailored for UQ management and researchers. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED VIA UNIQUEST'S WEBSITE (link in the description)

Idea Hub PhD 6 week program (Reg by 3 June, starts 6 June)

1 June 2019 4:00pm3 June 2019 6:00pm
Attend weekly workshops to work on your ideas and be mentored.

Idea Hub Autumn Unlimited (6 week program)

17 April 2019 5:00pm29 May 2019 7:30pm
This six week course shows you how to pursue your ideas and tap into your inner entrepreneur. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED VIA iDEAHUB'S WEBSITE (link in the description)

Intellectual property

20 June 2018 10:00am11:30am
Understand how to protect intellectual property, what are your rights and your responsibilities.

ilab UQ's Germinate 11 $10,000 no-equity summer accelerator

27 October 2017 11:45pm
Applications are open for ilab's 11th Accelerator intake offering $10,000 to up to 10 UQ teams to build their BIG ideas.

ilab UQ's MentorBlaze

12 September 2017 3:30pm7:00pm
Imagine speaking to up 4 mentors and networking with over 30 of Brisbane's leading startup mentors - all in one place - all in one high energy 2-hour session.