UQ students across all disciplines are encouraged to join our Ventures Industry Challenge. Work with our innovation partner to develop a real-world solution to a real-world challenge. This year's challenge focuses on the problems and opportunities surrounding renewable energy transition. Teams will compete for multiple prizes worth $20,000. 

Our 2021 innovation partner is the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation. The mission of the UQ Dow Centre is to provide knowledge leadership and innovative solutions for the sustainable production and use of energy and materials.

About Entrepreneurship

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
  • Innovation Toolbox
  • Wide-ranging list of Propel your career into life sciences webinar series from Life Sciences Queensland, of which UQ is a member. Signing up is free for members. Webinars run from October 2020 to July 2021. Topics include understanding career opportunities and planning for careers in the biosciences and medical sector, intellectual property, commercialisation, science communication, and government policy and advocacy.