Industry Connect

Connecting with industry and external partners

Industry Connect provides a coordinated entry point for our partners that simplifies and streamlines engagement with The University of Queensland (UQ). 

UQ is a top-50 global university with expertise and infrastructure to help partners find solutions to technical, economic and environmental challenges. UQ's external partners include government, private industry, community groups, industry associations, not-for-profits, foundations and other sectors.

Pathways for creating strategic industry-UQ research partnerships

1. Engagement Stream

Key contact: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships)

Targeted workshops for organisations based on the needs of the organisation. This would be suitable for larger, more complex organisations who are interested not only in research but also opportunities such as student engagement, entrepreneurship, teaching and learning, joint grant applications, etc.

2. Capability Stream

Key contact: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Workshops on a chosen theme aimed at multiple organisations.  Workshop themes could include topics such as agtech, smart materials, healthy ageing, defence, smart cities, etc.  These workshops would be suitable for all organisations and in particular, startups, SMEs and pre-competitive collaborations.

3. Innovation Stream

Key contact: UniQuest

This is a series of events where researchers and companies can interact with a view to generating deal opportunities around protectable intellectual property (IP). These are designed to facilitate the sharing of information and insights from industry to a UQ audience.  It is a forum that allows for Q&A and informal networking in order to allow further interaction and conversation.  At a more B2B level, the program includes a schedule of individual meetings with selected researchers based on a company’s pre-qualified technology needs and matched innovations from UQ.

4. Leadership Stream

Key contact: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Events engaging a high-profile guest speaker which would be held in conjunction with a breakfast, lunch or dinner.  These events would be similar to UQ Advancement's Global Leadership Series.

Find out how to connect with UQ's high-impact research

Contact: Research Partnerships
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
The University of Queensland
Brisbane Qld 4072 Australia

+ 61 7 3365 3559