UWA has a vibrant innovation ecosystem to support, inspire and mentor enterprising students.

Are you interested in applying knowledge from your degree to tackle hard-to-solve industry problems? Or launching your own startup business or social enterprise? Explore opportunities to learn new skills, connect with other like-minded students, and work alongside industry, government and not-for-profit organisations during your degree.

  1. Learn, network and create
  2. Work with community and industry
  3. Clubs and societies

Learn, network and create


BloomLab at St Cat’s

If you’d like to learn more about student entrepreneurship, attend talks and events and network with like-minded innovators, you can join this local Startup hub and co-working space.

UWA Makers

UWA Makers

Open to anyone with an interest in design, 3D printing, machining, electronics, software and creative problem solving, the Makers are creative problem solvers who tackle real life research problems. Join this interdisciplinary group of student innovators.



Find out about upcoming opportunities to learn new skills, join discussions and debates, and network with enterprising students, researchers and entrepreneurs. Explore upcoming events, workshops and courses.

Work with community and industry

UWA Careers Centre

Connect with professional careers advisors who can help you create resumes, hone networking skills and nail that interview. They can introduce you to mentors, arrange work experience and internships, and suggest employment opportunities. Find out more.


CEED (Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development)

Improve your employability by gaining professional experience before you graduate. If you are thinking about starting honours or master's postgraduate research, CEED can help design your research project to meet real needs of real organisations.

McCusker Centre

McCusker Centre for Citizenship

Develop critical thinking and leadership skills, contribute to your community and leave university with more than just an academic transcript. Find out how the McCusker Centre is working to increase opportunities for UWA students to work with community and not-for-profit organisations.

Clubs and societies

If you are keen to connect with other enterprising UWA students there are a range of clubs and societies you can join.

Need advice?

Got an idea for an enterprising research outcome or industry collaboration and need some advice? UWA IQ can direct you to the right people, places and resources – inside and outside UWA – to help make it happen. Get in touch with us.