Since 1984, UniQuest has built, commercialised and managed an extensive intellectual property and asset portfolio, including more than 1,500 patents and 60 companies resulting from university-based discoveries and expertise. UniQuest and its start-ups have raised a quarter of a billion dollars to take UQ technologies to market since 2000. Sales of products based in UQ technology and licensed by UniQuest are now running at $5.24 billion per year. With 80 staff and group revenues over $100M, UniQuest’s capabilities benchmark it in the top 10% globally for university-based technology transfer.
UniQuest is The University of Queensland’s main commercialisation company, and is based at St Lucia in Brisbane. In recent years UniQuest has formed commercialisation collaborations with the University of Wollongong, Mater Medical Research Institute, James Cook University, the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of Tasmania and two ARC Centres of Excellence.
UniQuest can access thousands of researchers and experts and tailor a consulting or project R&D solution to meet the needs of industry and government. UniQuest is also a leading Australasian provider of international development assistance projects. Working with international agencies such as AusAID, NZAID, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank, UniQuest has developed and implemented projects in 45 countries throughout the Pacific, South-East Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Africa.