Australian Varsity’s Ideation Program for Indian Students Keen on Start-ups

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Queensland University and Start Ups, Indian Students

University of Queensland to hold sessions on entrepreneurship and innovation

September 21, New Delhi:

Start-up communities in India are set to get a boost as a delegation from the University of Queensland (UQ), Australiavisits Delhi to introduce its globally acclaimed ideation program for students keen on start-ups.

The UQ Idea Hub program, which is open to students from all study areas, runs for six weeks and provides students with the skills and knowledge to conceive a start-up. UQ will be holding a special session on September 26 at Le Meridien Hotel, Janpath, New Delhi between 2 pm and 6 pm for prospective students and their families.

UQ Idea Hub Director Nimrod Klayman said“More than twenty students in the UQ Idea Hub program have worked alongside CEOs and innovation gurus in a recently conducted four-week Mobility Program.”The program connected students to local and international start-up communities, he said.

UQ Master of Business graduate from Mumbai, Visakh Vignesh, said that the program connected him to a vast network of driven and successful business leaders. “You get to meet people working for big companies, like Philips, Starbucks and a bunch of other companies and also get an opportunity to meet with successful investors and accelerator programs, Visakh said.

After two years of operation, the UQ Idea Hub program has graduated eleven cohorts of students from its hands-on program. In addition to the program based at UQ’s St Lucia campus, students at UQ can participate in one-off events such as the Weekend of Start-ups, which links students to leaders in Queensland’s thriving start-up community.

Mr Klayman said that the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the state of Queensland is rapidly expanding, with support from local and state government as well as private industry. The Idea Hub is just one way that UQ students are prepared for today’s changing workforce, by learning lateral thinking and networking skills that are essential to success in self-starter and traditional careers.

Nimrod Klayman will be presenting information sessions on Entrepreneurship & Innovation – New Pathways for Students at UQ’s Info Days in New Delhi on 26 September 2017.

Students may register to attend UQ’s Info Days on: future-students.uq.edu.au/uq-info-day-india

UQ Information Day – New Delhi Date: Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Time: 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Where: Le Meridien Hotel, 2010 + 2020 Hall

Address: Windsor Place, Janpath, New Delhi, 110001

About The University of Queensland:

The University of Queensland, located in Brisbane, Australia, has maintained a reputation for excellence for more than a century by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. UQ consistently ranks among the world’s top universities, reflecting UQ’s global standing, the high quality of our researchers, teaching staff and alumni, and our reputation for excellence. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia.