About Ventures

At UQ, Ventures reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of our community, to be bold and adventurous in working together to find opportunities and solve challenges that create positive change locally and globally.

Fast facts



150+

students participated in overseas Startup Adventures


1000+

participants annually in our programs


$75m

Investment and grants attracted by ilab startups


22

high schools participated in Ventures Discovery workshops in 2019


200+

startup companies benefited from ilab accelerator and incubator programs


100+

entrepreneurial coursework programs available across all faculties

Dr Jessica Gallagher As one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions, UQ is passionate about enriching its entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating leaders of the future.

Through UQ Ventures, entrepreneurs are supported at every stage of their journey, working alongside staff and alumni, and connecting with a wide range of global experts. 

Our highly successful collaborations demonstrate that innovation is best achieved through teamwork, and that partnerships and increased stakeholder involvement can drive excellent outcomes that create change.

Together, we can find solutions to compelling technical, social, economic and environmental challenges. Nothing excites us more than seeing our ideas create impact in the world.

Dr Jessica Gallagher
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship)
The University of Queensland

Entrepreneurship is not new to UQ. We have offered a range of programs through Idea Hub, Startup Academy, ilab, and other parts of the Unviersity.
Through a strong and unified Entrepreneurship Strategy, UQ confirms its commitment to this exciting space. Download the strategy (PDF, 1.4MB)
We recognise the need for flexible, lifelong learning for the jobs of the future, which is why UQ offers over 100 courses relating to innovation and entrepreneurship across all disciplines.