University of Queensland


Easy pill to swallow: Aussie biotech startup raises $40 million in funding round

7:58AM | Monday, 20 July 2015 |  A biotech startup spun out of the University of Queensland has raised $40 million to help develop a drug, which may make some injection-based treatments obsolete.

Age no barrier for children’s language learning app creators

1:34PM | Wednesday, 8 January 2014 |  App development may sometimes appear to be a young person’s game, but that didn’t put Sue Park and Janet Eales off from creating a new kids language therapy app called Key Words Kids.

“Chair alarm” idea goes off – literally

12:56PM | Thursday, 20 December 2012 |  While health experts stress the importance of stretching at work, knowing when to get up can be a pain in the neck. Thankfully, a new invention can let you know when you need to get up.

Five key business course trends from Australian universities

10:57PM | Monday, 22 October 2012 |  How successful are Australian universities at creating entrepreneurs? If you’re looking at further study, here are five key business course trends you should be aware of. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Queensland Uni to join online course stampede

9:18PM | Monday, 24 September 2012 |  The University of Queensland has announced it will offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the next two years, following in the footsteps of the University of Melbourne.

Dutch company Elsevier backs UniQuest start-up Leximancer

7:41PM | Thursday, 19 July 2012 |  A new search application developed by UniQuest start-up Leximancer is being piloted at the University of Queensland (UQ), via an online research platform from Dutch company Elsevier.

UniQuest strikes US innovation partnership deal on behalf of UQ professor

6:40PM | Wednesday, 20 June 2012 |  A University of Queensland associate professor will collaborate with a US biotech company on an innovative biofuel production system, thanks to an R&D contract facilitated by UniQuest.

Snake venom start-up Q-Sera sinks its teeth into $900,000 investment

6:00AM | Tuesday, 19 June 2012 |  Q-Sera, a start-up that has emerged from the University of Queensland, has raised $900,000 to develop technology for producing a high quality serum based on the blood clotting properties of snake venom.

Start-up incubator ilab launches new grants, opens new premises

4:37PM | Monday, 30 April 2012 |  Tech start-up incubator ilab is offering competitive grants of up to $50,000 for Queensland entrepreneurs, after opening its doors to new premises and programs today.

Brisbane start-up Bilexys wins award in global start-up comp

3:37PM | Thursday, 22 March 2012 |  Brisbane start-up Bilexys has won the Pre-Revenue Track award in the $US200,000 Imagine H20 prize for water start-ups, held in San Francisco, receiving cash and in-kind services.