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. 


UQ IndustryConnect

Companies which have participated in these events include 3M Australia, Elanco, GE Healthcare, Merck, Pepsico, Fonterra, Shionogi, Johnson & Johnson and Novo Nordisk.


Staff Development

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 hosts a Research Commercialisation Workshop.

In its first 10 years, UniQuest’s Research Commercialisation Workshops 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 next Research Commercialisation Workshop will be held in July 2019.

Click here 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.