UQ Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards

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

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

The UQ Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards celebrate the great success stories of entrepreneurship across the university, extending into industry and our communities.

The Awards will be presented by The University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Deborah Terry AC on Wednesday 21 August celebrating World Entrepreneurship Day.

Award winners of each category will receive $1,000 in prize money. Nominate for the following five categories. 

Make your nomination

 UQ Startup of the Year


 UQ Student Entrepreneur of the Year


 UQ Mentor of the Year


 UQ Social Enterprise of the Year


 FaBA Food and Beverage Startup of the Year


 

 

The Awards are proudly sponsored by UniQuest and the Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA)

              

 

Award categories

UQ Startup of the Year
This award recognises the exceptional startups which have been developed through UQ.
UQ Student Entrepreneur of the Year
This award recognises current UQ students, or recent graduates, who have developed entrepreneurial ventures while at UQ.
UQ Mentor of the Year
This award recognises the exceptional value and support which mentors provide to students and UQ entrepreneurial activities.
UQ 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.
FaBA Food and Beverage Startup of the Year
This award recognises the exceptional startups within the food and beverage sector within Australia.

Awards Timeline

Keep up-to-date with the following timeline and make sure to submit your nominations before 23 June 2024.

 

TimeActivityDetails
15 MayNominations openTo make your nomination please fill in this form.
23 JuneNominations close

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

1 JulyShortlisting

All nominations will be shortlisted for judging.

8 JulyJudging

Judging to be finalised for the award ceremony.

21 AugustAward ceremony

The awards will be presented by The University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Deborah Terry AC. Nominees and guests to come together for the announcement of all award winners.

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Have a question?

For more information about the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards, please contact
Veronica Nolan, Senior Manager, Entrepreneurship, UQ.