Research and Innovation Week


Research and Innovation Week celebrates the incredible research, researchers and partnerships within UQ and throughout our diverse community. Research and Innovation Week aims to raise awareness of UQ researchers across key stakeholders, including staff, current and prospective students, graduates, industry, government, media and the wider community.

Research and Innovation Week 2024 

30 September – 4 October

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2024 Research and Innovation Week award schemes

These awards recognise outstanding contributions across a range of categories.

The UQ Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research Training recognise the academic and professional staff enabling our HDR candidates to achieve their highest potential.

Nominations close Sunday 5 May at 11.59pm
The UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards support individual early and mid-career researchers to foster their development as research leaders with a sustained impact in their disciplines.

Nominations close Friday 10 May 2024.
The Research Partnerships & Translation Awards recognise significant outcomes and research impact of UQ industry engagement and research collaborations.

Nominations open Monday 3 June 2024.
The UQ Research Culture Awards celebrate outstanding dedication and commitment by individuals and teams, both academic and professional, who have significantly impacted the research landscape at UQ.

Nominations close Tuesday 14 May 2024.

Sustainable battery research wins UQ’s 3MT

A PhD candidate working on a cheaper and more environmentally sustainable battery has won UQ's 2023 Three Minute Thesis final.

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Research partnerships

We collaborate with business, community, government and industry to find solutions to the complex challenges of today. See how you can build a partnership with UQ.

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Our research has impact

Read inspiring news stories from Research and Innovation Week 2023 about how UQ researchers create change – right across the world, every day.

A program linking sleep science and traditional knowledge is being expanded to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in regional Indigenous communities.
UQ boasts an extraordinary range of unique and mind-blowing capabilities. From supercomputers, to cyclotrons for nuclear medicine, these are some of our most fascinating gadgets used at UQ to assist in research. Take a look at what sets us apart.
A UQ research collaboration with Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital will look at reducing the risk of harm from medication for inpatients and those leaving hospital to return home.