Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards

Congratulations to our four 2023 award winners Anish Lal, Analog Quantum Circuits (AQC), Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA) and Andy Galloway. Read more about each of the winners in our featured article.

Nominations close 31 July

Patina at Alumni Court

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards will showcase and celebrate the breadth of UQ entrepreneurship.

From student entrepreneurs to research-based startups that offer solutions to local and global challenges to create positive change.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards will celebrate the great success stories of entrepreneurship across the university. 

Nominate from the following four categories.

 Startup of the Year

 Student Entrepreneur of the Year

 Mentor of the Year

 Social Enterprise of the Year


Award categories

 Award winners of each category will receive $1,000 in prize money supported by UniQuest


Startup of the Year
This award recognises the exceptional startups which have been developed through UQ.
Student Entrepreneur of the Year
This award recognises current UQ students, or recent graduates, who have developed entrepreneurial ventures while at UQ.
Mentor of the Year
This award recognises the exceptional value and support which mentors provide to students and UQ entrepreneurial activities.
Social Enterprise of the Year
This award recognises the amazing work done by UQ startups or students to support the community and directly generates social change or impacts a social cause.

Awards Timeline

Keep up to date with the following timeline and make sure to submit your nominations before the closing date.


JuneNominations openTo make your nomination please fill in this form.
31 JulyNominations close

Submit your nomination before nominations close to ensure your nomination is reviewed.

11 AugustShortlisting

All nominations will be shortlisted for judging.

18 AugustJudging

Judging to be finalised for the award ceremony.

21 AugustAward ceremony

Nominees and other invited attendees will come together for the announcement of all award winners.

Have a question?

For more information about the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards, please contact
Dr Jo'Anne Langham, Senior Manager, Entrepreneurship, UQ.