Research + entrepreneurship = the perfect combination!
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Research and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. The combination of the skillsets and experiences from each can propel you towards any career pathway. Whether you want to commercialise your research, increase its impact, become an academic, develop yourself professionally, launch a business or innovate from within an organisation, entrepreneurship skills are going to be useful for whichever path you pursue. So what could your entrepreneurial journey look like? There are so many possibilities but you’ll never know if you don’t start! Read below for the entrepreneurial opportunities for research students or check out our case studies here of amazing PhD students bringing together the world of entrepreneurship and research.
The opportunities for Masters of Research and PhD students to develop entrepreneurial skills are available across three areas:
UTS' Startup Internships program connects students with opportunities to intern within a startup, helping you gain valuable insight into the world of entrepreneurship. This program is open to all students that want practical work experience related to their research. Apply at startupinternships.uts.edu.au.
Design Thinking for Researchers Bootcamps
An immersive two-day program to equip you with foundational entrepreneurship tools and methods to help you understand stakeholders, solve problems, and increase the impact of your research. You can find more information here.
UTS Open: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
A self-paced online course to introduce you to key entrepreneurial terms, local and global examples of entrepreneurship and its social and economic value through real-world examples. You can sign up here.
A collection of entrepreneurship tools, methods, case studies and resources to support and empower you at any stage of your entrepreneurial journey.
Request access to the toolkit here.
CSIRO Launch Camp
An intensive two-day program focused on human-centred design frameworks to help you and your team understand and validate your problem, and consider your broader research impact through the lens of customers and markets. You can find more information here.
An annual one-day workshop led by Main Sequence Ventures, CSIRO’s Innovation Fund, to help researchers and innovation teams access venture capital and explore commercialisation opportunities for your research.
A university-wide program to inspire and support startups at UTS by providing access to a range of resources, industry connections, community, mentors and events. It is open to those developing an idea for a scalable business, addressing a large market, with at least one founding member who is or has been a UTS student in the last 12 months. Head to startups.uts.edu.au find out more!
Bi-monthly consultations with Main Sequence Ventures to help students, researchers and startups in deep tech and science to develop ideas and secure investment opportunities.
Express interest in a consult here.
The world’s first five-month accelerator program for developing a business idea in algal biotech, supported by the Deep Green Biotech Hub and housed at UTS. Successful applicants receive seed funding, mentoring, and access to UTS research expertise. You can find more information about Green Light here.
Students that are developing projects, research and ventures that are connected to UTS research or have UTS intellectual property are able to explore commercialisation and spinout options with support from the UTS Commercialisation team. Find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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