As Australia strives towards creating a robust and sustainable knowledge economy, and industries and employment change and evolve, skilled entrepreneurs and innovators will be crucial to our collective futures.
UQ is equipping students with those skills through leading programs such as IdeaHub, a pre-incubator that includes workshops, experienced mentors and a network of local and global innovators to help grow ideas into solutions. Other programs include ilab, a start-up incubator where participants validate their business models and customer markets, and build their business management capabilities.
Through the MBA Foundation, the Ignite Innovaton Awards, and centres in economics and business continue to educate and encourage innovative thinking.
With donor support, these and other programs can grow and provide even more opportunity for practical learning.