QUT innovations can attract financial support from a wide range of investors which may include: Queensland University of Technology, qutbluebox Pty Ltd through Proof of Concept Investment, Industry, Angel Investors, Federal and State Governments through grants, and Venture Capital Investors.
|Investor||Reason for Investment|
|QUT||Attract Research Funding, Long-term Funding|
|qutbluebox Pty Ltd||Attract Interest in Projects, Revenue through licensing partnerships and startup companies|
|Industry||New Products = Increased Profit Margin|
|Friends and Family||Return on Investment|
|Angel Investors||Return on Investment|
|Federal and State Government||New Industry, Jobs, economic development, $|
|Office of Commercial Services||Return on Investment|
|Office of Research||Return on Investment|
Large Return on Investment
For other forms of funding please contact the Office of Research which assists with grant administration, collaborative research, ethics, research budgets and data management.
bluebox Proof of Concept Investment
We administer the bluebox Proof of Concept fund to help facilitate and accelerate the process of positioning QUT projects for commercialisation and adoption by industry and the wider community.
Achieving proof of concept involves adding commercial value to a project by generating evidence that the innovation actually works and could lead to a commercially viable product, service or process.
Proof of concept activities are aimed at progressing the project to a stage where:
- Additional external investment in the intellectual property is possible (such as obtaining commercially relevant data that will demonstrate the viability of the project to an investor or provider of further commercial funding), or
- An industry partner or licensee might agree to take a licence to the discovery.
The POC fund is aligned with QUT's stated vision to undertake high-impact research and development in selected areas, at the highest international standards, reinforcing its applied emphasis and securing significant commercial and practical outcomes.
Further information about the fund can be found by perusing the bluebox POC fund FAQs.