PhD and Postgrad Unlimited

A practical, hands-on program designed specifically to inspire and support PhD and postgraduate students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Whether you want to commercialise your research, increase its impact, become an academic, launch a business or become an intrapreneur from within an organisation, entrepreneurship skills are going to be useful for whichever path you pursue.

We offer six weekly workshops focused on developing and applying entrepreneurial and agile thinking to your research while being mentored and networking with experienced PhD and postgraduate innovators. 

Applications to PhD and Postgrad Unlimited are now closed.

Video: UQ PhD student Jake Parker talks about his experience. 

Over six weeks, you will attend weekly workshops on a variety of topics relevant to product or service development and the market, as well as the process and provision of tools for developing a commercial offering.  

  • Week 1. Entrepreneurship 101
    First steps to become an entrepreneur
  • Week 2.  Think like an entrepreneur
    Understand the basics of design-thinking and form teams 
  • Week 3.  Business models
    Learn about business models and how to build them
  • Week 4.  Prototyping and MVP
    Find out about lean methodologies, tools for rapid prototyping and understand minimum viable products
  • Week 5.  Pitching
    This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it
  • Week 6.  Get Feedback
    You will pitch your own idea or business and get feedback from mentors

The program is offered once a year. Postgraduate and PhD students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • a current UQ student, staff member or young alumni (graduated in the last 10 years)
  • be interested in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • be ready to build your knowledge and skills
  • commit to attending all six weekly workshops

Students who complete the program will be eligible to apply for our Startup Adventures program – our four-week international internships in global startup hotspots from Shanghai, San Fran, Shenzhen, Tel Aviv and Singapore, supported by a full scholarship.

PhD & Postgrad Unlimited 2020

Applications close 27 May 2020
The program commences Wednesday 3 June 2020 from 4.00-6.00pm 

Important dates

Applications open: 6 May 2020
Applications close:  27 May 2020
Commences: Wednesday 3 June