Are you ready to take your startup to the next level?

We turn ideas into startups and innovators into entrepreneurs


The University of Queensland (UQ) offers, through ilab, one of Australia's leading startup programs.


And we are now launching a NEW and more AMBITIOUS startup accelerator program, Germinate PLUS!

We are doubling down on our accelerator offering and looking for the best and most advanced startup teams and ventures! Get all the details on this page.


Since UQ commenced operating ilab, it has supported over 180 startup companies who have benefited from more than $50 million in early-stage investment.

We provide a supportive environment for entrepreneurs by mentoring them through the early stage of business development and offering seed funding to scale their business. We cast a wide net in support of new startups and the growth of startup ecosystems across Queensland. Startups from across the state, across a range of demographics and from a variety of institutions beyond UQ can benefit from ilab's programs.

Start your entrepreneurial journey here

Our team of industry professionals, corporate partners, startup gurus, academics and researchers are here to support you and your startup journey. By joining ilab, you'll have access to the latest trends, resources and connections, with the know-how to get you where you want to go.

New, bigger, more ambitious! Get ready to accelerate your business or social enterprise idea with UQ’s ilab premier early stage accelerator program, ilab Germinate PLUS!
MentorBlaze is Queensland's largest speed startup networking event to give you expert feedback on your 'big' idea.
Don't have an idea but excited by the world of startups? ilab offers Winter and Summer Intern Programs that get your foot into the startup world.
SPIN Lab, developed by the HYPE Foundation, is a global startup accelerator that delivers a sports-specific program providing access to global mentors, investors and experienced hosts to fast-track promising local startups onto the world stage.

Germinate alumni

Hear from ilab's Germinate alumni

What our startups have to say

"ilab changed me from an engineer to an entrepreneur."
Lachlan - Co-Founder, Math Mate

"I never thought I'd be an entrepreneur before the ilab UQ Germinate program, but having gone through it, the seemingly impossible is now becoming a reality."
Mo Reilly
Co-Founder, Mobi Insights

Ready to take the leap?

Find everything there is to know about UQ ilab, and how to get involved.