Research Translation seminar

Why an entrepreneurial mindset can help progress research

Entrepreneurship is commonly associated with creating, launching and managing a business or social enterprise. However, people with entrepreneurial qualities exist in every career field – and more than ever, we see this skill set and approach to research as a key ingredient for successful research endeavour. Being entrepreneurial is about being business savvy and confident, it’s about being a great planner and never giving up. Now more than ever having an entrepreneurial mindset is about building teams with commitment to a research project’s future and success, where highly skilled individuals’ work is “interdependent in the pursuit of common goals and venture success”.

David Bunker moderated a panel of researchers with an entrepreneurial mindset, who talked about: what an entrepreneurial mindset means to a modern researcher; why an entrepreneurial mindset can help progress research, and how one might go about acquiring this skill and applying it.

Mr David Bunker
Executive Director 
Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners


  • A/Prof Clair Sullivan, Leader - Queensland Digital Health Research Network, Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland 
  • Prof Ranjeny Thomas AM, Arthritis Qld Chair of Rheumatology, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Prof Peter Soyer, Director - Dermatology Research Centre, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Zoom recording