Have you ever thought about using technology to convert your research ideas into business ideas? This interactive hands-on workshop will show you how to build and improve your digital capabilities and digital skills, which are core critical skills necessary for any knowledge worker in the present millennium. You will learn that technology, when used correctly, can be a tool to start you thinking about possibilities and help you envisage long-term career goals. Finally, the workshop will show you how to use an intuitive and user-friendly low-code software platform to develop an app all on your own!

While targeted at a non-IT specialist audience, this workshop is relevant to anyone who is interested in evaluating and understanding digital capabilities, in order to differentiate themselves from others in the employment market. It will give you the confidence to start incorporating an information systems perspective when planning your future career, which is a vital part of the business world today.

Presented by A/P Sabine Matook from BEL. Sabine is a passionate educator and a champion for work-integrated learning in higher education. She is the recipient of the 2021 Teaching Excellence Award of the UQ Faculty BEL on "Enhancing Employability". She was also awarded the 2021 UQ Business School Award for "Innovation in Large Courses".

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