Contact UniQuest to find out what commercialisation and industry engagement training opportunities will be run throughout the year.
Engaging with Industry
Throughout each year, UniQuest invites UQ researchers to attend forums where pre-selected representatives visit UQ and present on their organisation’s R&D activities and how they wish to collaborate with UQ.
The forums provide UQ researchers an opportunity to meet potential collaborators in a relaxed and informal setting and begin the process of engagement.
Companies which have participated in these events include 3M Australia, Elanco, GE Healthcare, Merck, Pepsico, Fonterra, Shionogi, Johnson & Johnson and Novo Nordisk.
UQ IndustryBriefing Series
Industry briefings are forums for researchers to come along and hear about emerging opportunities for research collaboration through UniQuest with major multi-national companies. The purpose of the series is to recognise the critical quality and capacity of UQ researchers and accelerate the process of finding potential research collaboration and commercialisation matches from within UQ.
Through the University's Staff Development program, courses are offered through the Research Leadership stream click here to see what is on offer this year.
Commercialisation Workshops and Training
Every year UniQuest runs its signature Research Commercialisation Workshop, affectionately known as the Commercialisation Bootcamp.
In its first 10 years, UniQuest’s Research Commercialisation Workshops have attracted more than 3,000 participants, including UQ management, research staff and postgraduate students. Watch out for it when it is advertised and don’t waste any time applying to attend. Places are limited and we are regularly oversubscribed.
The 2017 Research Commercialisation Workshop will be held on the 25th - 26th July. Check back here soon for more information.
UniQuest is not a grant funding body but in the past has had proof of concept funding available. Contact UniQuest if you have a company asking for demonstration of your research in a particular application which may require proof of concept.