Ignite Innovation Awards


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Our researchers are not constrained by tradition - by thinking in a whole new way, we uncover a whole new approach to solving problems. Together, we can stop imagining what might be possible and advance the health and wellbeing of the world around us.

Exploring the molecular to examine the builing blocks of life develops an understanding of the what, how and whys of nature. Our scientists harness this knowledge to develop innovative solutions to the problems that plague us every day.

In suporting our research, you will unleash the expertise of our world-leading cabability in:

  • Venoms and toxins as therapeutics
  • Natural Products
  • Drug discovery
  • Antibiotics against supebugs
  • Biomarker development
  • Bio-insecticides
  • Solar Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomic technologies

Our scientists' imaginations spark revolutionary ideas with the potential to create innovative solutions for the world’s most perplexing challenges. Yet these revolutionary ideas are considered too risky to gain support from government grant schemes or commercial investment. Philathropists understand the riskiness and enormous up-side of funding the big, bold transformational ideas.

Let's turn imagination into reality.

"I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts"  Bill Gates.

We invite IMB researchers of all levels of experience to compete for Ignite Innovation Awards by pitching their revolutionary ideas to an expert panel of peers and representatives of the IMB Advisory Board Translation Sub-Committee. The awards will provide seed funding to kick-start research and provide the critical evidence required for a successful grant application or pitch for commercial investment. 

UQ’s Giving Day 2019. Be a ChangeMaker!

Life-changing research requires significant funding. With every donation you ensure our researchers get closer to finding a prevention, a treatment or a cure. To drive discovery and impact, UQ will be holding its first Giving Day on 23 October and we are asking your organisation to partner with us on the day. Giving Day is an intensive 24-hour period where we will be asking the community to donate with a goal of raising $1 million from at least 1,000 donors. By partnering with IMB on Giving Day, your organisation and your staff can be a part of making big, bold transformational ideas possible.

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Kamyra Laurenson

Advancement Director
Institute for Molecular Bioscience 
+61 7 3346 2185