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Innovation Focus

JCU Ideas Lab provides JCU students, researchers and the broader community with practical pathways to develop as innovators and entrepreneurs. Our program offerings are primarily geared to accelerate high-potential ventures or technologies towards successful uptake and global relevance - we want you to go big!

We have the facilities and the expertise to move ideas through development, validation and scaling.

JCU Lab Innovation pathway

Create Series: Idea to MVP

We run regular a series of regular workshops which equip founders with the skills required to conduct customer discovery, ideate, prototype and validate a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). These series are rooted in design thinking and will give staff, students and community members, exposure to:

  • Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas
  • Ideation Processes
  • Customer Discovery
  • Prototyping and Validation

Advanced Founder Program

students studyingMembers of our community have the opportunity to apply to our Advanced Founder Development Program. This program lays the foundation for business growth by providing dedicated support from the JCU Ideas Lab staff.

In the program you will be able to access:

  • Weekly workshops and entrepreneurship sessions
  • Dedicated mentor and coaching hours
  • IP and commercialisation advice
  • Weekly pitch training
  • Masterclasses
  • Exclusive networking and pitching events