The Ignite Innovation Award will provide a single allocation of financial support ($15,000) for researcher(s) with ‘blue sky ideas’ which requires proof of concept funding to leverage further competitive grants, venture capital investment and ultimately commercialisation outcomes.

IMB promotes this award to inspire their current scientists to develop entrepreneurial ideas resulting from the Institute’s established innovation capabilities, and enhancing researcher’s pursuits with innovation and entrepreneurial skills for competitive employment positioning in the future.

Partnering with The Funding Network we will host an online pitching event where you will hear from and be able to question a shortlist of three researchers, who will tell you their idea and persuade you it has legs! Tune in for a fascinating look into life science ideas at the very start and help to bring tomorrow's solution into reality.

About Alumni events

Our events will take place online or in person. Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of virtual events that you can attend wherever you are in the world.  

The Alumni Relations & Engagement team coordinates a range of events locally and internationally. You can keep up to date with UQ alumni events in your area by updating your details.