The introductory session is designed to show you how to generate insights from your research, and gain an appreciation of the career possibilities and path that entrepreneurs might follow. It will provide an opportunity for you consider how to translate your own unique skill set as a researcher into a set of potential business opportunities, or build a business utilising your research and its outputs. 

You will be introduced to the following: 

1. developing an entrepreneurial mindset;

2. the value creation process as the central building block to a business;

3. opportunity identification and evaluations; and

4. feasibility testing and business model development.

May be eligible for CDS.


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.