QUT bluebox Übercamp

QUT bluebox is offering QUT HDR, research and professional staff the exclusive opportunity to attend an interactive two-day camp at Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast.

Übercamp is a two-day entrepreneurial masterclass aimed at early-career researchers, higher-degree researchers, mid-career researchers, professional and other QUT staff interested in the growing startup ecosystem.

Übercamp is an innovative ideation event based on Professor Peter Andrews and Fiona Wood’s book Überpreneurs:

How to Create Innovative Global Businesses and Transform Human Societies. It is vital to help researchers think about different avenues for research and development, including creating startups and using their entrepreneurship skills.

Übercamp aids participants to:

2019 Übercamp covers:

Day 1: Thursday, 24 October 2019

Day 2: Friday, 25 October 2019


Application is free and successful applicants receive Übercamp course, Übercamp pack including a copy of the Überpreneurs book, meals and accommodation for the duration of masterclass.

Please note: Participants must attend both days. Transport to and from is not included and is the responsibility of the attendee.

Key dates: Applications open | 12 August 2019


Übercamp is led by Peter Andrews and Fiona Wood and features guest speakers and pitch judges with diverse and successful careers in entrepreneurship.

Fiona Woods is a science and innovation policy analyst who advises research agencies and other organisations in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia on how to align research investment with stakeholder expectations.

Professor Peter Andrews, the first Chief Scientist appointed by the Queensland Government (2003 to 2010). Peter is an eminent Queensland scientist and bio-entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of initiatives to develop the Australian biotechnology industry. He is the founder of several biotechnology companies and research institutes in Australia.

Visit www.uberpreneurs.com to read more about Peter, Fiona and their book.

Past Participants

Tommaso Francesco Villa is a health scientist with entrepreneurial mindset. He has MSc in Pharmacy (University of Milan) and a PhD in Air Quality and Health (QUT). Passionate about connecting with people and exploring new business relationships he started this journey as at Übercamp (2017). This experience lead Tommaso to submitted an application for his startup company aiming to use plant waste to produce anthocyanin rich powder to make cosmetics and supplements. With the business partner Madeleine Van, have been offered to join the QUT bluebox’s Summer Accelerator program. Tommaso has just founded his first company Van&Villa, in partnership with Nutrafruit and he is in the process of getting the first MVP to pitch investors


Übercamp is open to QUT early-career researchers, higher-degree researchers, mid-career researchers, professional and other QUT staff. Applicants MUST be able to attend BOTH days of camp.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 12 September 2019. Twenty applicants will be chosen to attend Übercamp, and all applicants will be notified by 27 September 2019. Read Terms and Conditions

What the previous attendees said about Übercamp

It far exceeded my expectations. Loved every second of it An excellent atmosphere, highly supportive Content has encouraged me to pursue some of my ventures

Übercamp 2019

Applications will open 12 August

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