About QUT bluebox

Founded in 2006 QUT bluebox is QUT’s innovation, venture and investment company.  Simply put, we help the QUT community get their ideas and research out into the real world, and we help industry connect with research and new ventures to make real-world impact.

Our central goal is the new generation of entrepreneurs to build new industry based on QUT initiatives, and new and more flexible end-user focussed approaches to early stage commercialisation.

Based on QUT campus our links exceed the university and extend into industry.

MISSION: We aim to empower QUT students, alumni and staff to create social and commercial impact from their research, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

VISION: Our vision is to lead an accessible commercialisation ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurs and demonstrates robust and fair commercial partnerships throughout Asia Pacific.

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Our Ecosystem

We are part of the rich environment for innovation and research at QUT. QUT bluebox powers and collaborates with several QUT wide initiatives. Including:

We also run a set of initiatives aimed at fostering opportunities for start-up ideas including

Find out more about our initiatives

QUT foundry powered by bluebox

In 2016 we established the QUT foundry, a space for QUT student, staff, and alumni entrepreneurs, to devise and develop ideas. As well as mentoring opportunities, QUT Foundry startups will have access to regular events and advice from industry experts.

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