Australia’s leading research commercialisation company

UniQuest is the commercialisation company of The University of Queensland (UQ).

In partnership with UQ researchers, we create impact through the commercialisation of UQ intellectual property (IP).  Established in 1984, UniQuest’s commercialisation track record positions UQ as the leader of research commercialisation in Australasia.

Startups and spin-outs

Access to capital


Drug discovery and development - QEDDI


IP protection
and management



UQ Sol-Gel technology licensed by UniQuest to PreveCeutical Medical for delivery of cannabinoids

UniQuest has struck a deal with Canadian health and wellness company PreveCeutical Medical which could revolutionise the way patients take medical cannabis.

Invented at The University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy by Dr Harendra Parekh and his team, the Sol-Gel technology is a liquid solution that converts to a gel upon contact with the internal membranes of the human body, such as the nose.

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Industry Connect

Industry Connect events enable pre-qualified collaborations between researchers and industry.

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Research Commercialisation Workshops

Are you an early-career researcher? Want to make an impact?

We hold free, two-day workshops focussing on intellectual property and commercialisation.

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Impact Stories

From idea to impact, UniQuest commercialises UQ research to create change.

gardasil cervica cancer vaccine

Gardasil®: A global solution to eradicating cervical cancer

From its origins in groundbreaking research at The University of Queensland, to its use in more than 130 countries worldwide, the Gardasil® cervical cancer vaccine has led to an approximate 90 per cent decrease in the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV), the major cause of cervical cancer.

Encapsulated probiotic drink a world first

The world’s first encapsulated probiotic drink uses patented micro-shield technology to deliver targeted in-gut release of effective probiotics.

Bringing the benefits of positive parenting and healthy communities to the world

The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program is changing the lives of millions of families around the world and helping to build stronger, more resilient communities.

Available technologies

Our specialised team delivers the highest quality commercialisation expertise and can help you access the world class research, resources and intellectual property of UQ. We have a suite of available technologies and discoveries that could give your business an innovative edge.

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