Without the generous support of our partners, TEDxUQ wouldn’t be able to be the unique experience that many see it to be. TEDxUQ welcomes brands who wish to engage with our community through the message of ideas worth spreading.

If you are interested in partnering with TEDxUQ, please contact [email protected]



Newstead Brewing Co

Newstead Brewing Co started life in 2013 and is extremely proud of its Brisbane roots. We’re a family business; the brainchild of the Howes clan – Peter, Heather and Mark. Newstead Brewing Co now employs more than 100 staff throughout the business across two breweries and is the confluence of energy and ideas from lots of perspectives. We produce an extensive core range of beers plus seasonal releases, special batches and partnership beers to showcase our support of various organisations that we are involved with or sponsor. Our ethos is simple – quality and community.


Immerse Enterprise

Immerse Enterprise develops 3D Simulation Software including Virtual and Augmented Reality applications for clients across multiple industries. We provide competitive insights for our clients through deep learning models of user performance within 3D simulations and interactive experiences, to then translate into real world solutions.


Expert Education

Expert Education and Visa Services is an Australian-registered Education and Migration consultant agency with a global presence in 12 countries including Australia, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Nigeria, and South Africa. Expert specialises in providing a wide range of services to international students aspiring to study in Australia. Our team of registered migration agents, qualified education counsellors, career counsellors, solicitors, health insurance officers, and taxation experts have provided end-to-end services to more than 40,000 and counting students. Expert is NEAS endorsed education agent for providing ethical, accurate, and consistent information to stakeholders, furthermore, observing and complying with industry best practice frameworks.


Universal Traveller

With over 20 years experience creating amazing trips for travellers and students, Universal Traveller are here to make sure your next dream trip is always the adventure of a lifetime. You will find our on campus experts on Staff House road where we are able to plan your perfect trip away. Whether that be a Round the World Trip, Organised Europe tour or even a UQ society trip to Thredbo. No longer just for students, we are able to organise the best trip for any student, staff or educator! Contact [email protected] (07 3149 1900) for exclusive deals and on campus experts!



Sally Prosser

Sally is a voice coach who’s helped our speakers deliver with impact on the red circle. After all, it’s not just what you say, but how you say it. If you’d like to own the stage and charm your audience like a TEDx Speaker, get in touch with Sal. Insta / FB: @sallyprosservoice | email: [email protected] | TikTok: @sallyprosservoice


Red Octopus

Need t-shirts or merchandise? Red Octopus Custom Print produce top quality prints of your logo or design onto a huge range of products.

Whether you’re creating something to sell, give away, or decking out your team, Red Octopus can supply & print a range of apparel & promo items to suit your branding, so you can proudly represent & promote your business or project.

Offering fast local production & helpful advice , Red Octopus make it easy.


UQ Alumni

The UQ alumni network aims to bring together our global community of over 300,000 ChangeMakers from 190 countries around the world.

Through our young alumni program led by the UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board, UQ past students have the opportunity to connect with one another, share ideas and opportunities, and progress their personal and professional development.

Stay connected with us by visiting alumni.uq.edu.au or follow us on social @UQAlumni.


Hair Aid

Hair Aid’s first mission is to mobilise volunteer hairdressers, from all around the world, to overseas locations to teach the skill of hair cutting for people living in critical poverty. Our volunteers teach the skill of five basic haircuts which is used to start a micro business and create an income to support themselves and their family.

Hair Aid’s second mission is to coordinate volunteer hairdressers to provide free haircuts every six weeks at local Hair Aid Community Cuts. Our teams work with charities, government organisations and/or church groups that support those suffering at a time of crisis.


Newstead Brewing Co

Newstead Brewing Co started life in 2013 and is extremely proud of its Brisbane roots. We’re a family business; the brainchild of the Howes clan – Peter, Heather and Mark. Newstead Brewing Co now employs more than 100 staff throughout the business across two breweries and is the confluence of energy and ideas from lots of perspectives. We produce an extensive core range of beers plus seasonal releases, special batches and partnership beers to showcase our support of various organisations that we are involved with or sponsor. Our ethos is simple – quality and community.


Hope Street Café

Hope Street Café at South Brisbane and Hope On Boundary Café in West End, managed by Micah Projects, are social enterprises, providing good value, healthy breakfast and lunch options. The cafés are also available for function hire and manage a busy catering service including deliveries. As social enterprises, the cafés allow for volunteering opportunities but most importantly, hospitality industry training and employment opportunities for people who face barriers to work.

The cafés manage Supported Traineeships with a Recognised Hospitality Qualification. This training is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training – Skilling Queenslanders for Work and there are no out of pocket expenses for participation in the program. The cafés operate in partnership with Axiom College and the local hospitality scene and strive to be an inclusive community asset and hub.



JACdigital is a co-curricular program within the School of Communication & Arts, providing work-integrated learning and professional development opportunities for journalism, arts and communications students.



Basecamp is a web-based project management tool that helps teams increase accountability, communicate more efficiently, and keep everyone on the same page. Founded in 1999, Basecamp started out with four people, and today it is a company of about 50 spread out across 32 different cities around the world. With 100,000+ companies relying on Basecamp to run their business, Basecamp helps businesses get more done in less time without all the chaos and confusion.



PERKii has a unique background when it comes to the beverage world, born at The University of Queensland, developed with a specific drive to solve an age-old challenge.

It’s this same innovative state of mind, and focus to create Better For You solutions that drive the PERKii probiotic drinks team today. Developed over 10 years ago by a team of Food Technicians, or “gut-scientists”, each of our Targeted Release Probiotic Drinks are bottled with over a billion probiotics. Better yet, every single probiotics inside micro-shielded to increase their survivability and deliver more godness where they count – your gut.


Wandering Man

Wandering Man is a portable coffee cart serving the wider Brisbane community and a proud partner of TEDxUQ again in 2021. Wandering Man takes your average coffee cart and mixes a specialty coffee background with a professional hospitality feel! This creates an environment that is memorable for your clients and their guests.


Tim Adams Specialty Coffee

Tim Adams Specialty Coffee blends are more than your average drop – we are dedicated to quality and acting in an ethical manner in every step of the growing and brewing process.

We travel the world to source the best crops and trade directly with farmers. This allows us to personally guarantee all farmers who supply our beans are getting a decent price for their crops, and ensure only the highest quality beans are used in our blends. To learn more about what we do and our story, visit our website at https://www.timadams.net.au/.


Coffee Fruit Bar 

The Coffee Fruit Bar is a product of I am Grounded, a disruptive health and wellness social enterprise that looks to change the way we use coffee.

Coffee Fruit Bar harnesses the power of upcycling the natural by-product of the coffee cherry to contribute positive environmental and social change in coffee producing and coffee drinking communities. Through championing eco-innovation, Coffee Fruit Bar aims to lessen environmental loading on the planet and further the ‘closed loop’ approach in coffee production. They are focused on social empowerment and providing economic opportunities for impoverished coffee producing communities.



UQ Life (Student Services)

UQLife is more than just study, it encompasses a range of events, programs and experiences to keep students engaged, motivated and connected. Health and wellbeing form a major part of a student’s experience at university, and Student Services offer a variety of support services, ranging from workshop and learning support to counselling and mental health, as well as spiritual health through the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy. In addition to this, UQLife wouldn’t be complete without opportunities for students to enhance their employability through studying abroad, volunteering, mentoring, or becoming a student-staff partner.


I Am Grounded

I Am Grounded is a better-for-you snack company based in Brisbane, Australia that sources sustainable ingredients such as upcycled coffee fruit to make clean and delicious energy snacks. Aimed to nourish the mind, body and gut, each snack contains natural caffeine, high antioxidants and prebiotic fibre to support mood, focus and overall health.



UQ Print

UQ Print. Servicing all UQ campuses with quality print, merchandise and apparel solutions.

UQ now offers an amalgamated service for you that covers all areas of print, merchandise and apparel orders. We have gone through rigorous tender processes to put in place a panel of UQ approved suppliers as well as having a production hub on the St Lucia campus to produce some print jobs.
We have also introduced client service staff to attend to your needs personally. Highly skilled in production and procurement they will ensure you get expert advice and achieve the best results and value for money while maintaining ethical and environmental standards you would expect.


Brisbane Sound Group

Brisbane Sound Group (BSG) was first established in 1986 as a second hand sales and hire facility of professional audio and lighting equipment. Over the years the business has grown and developed to encompass other areas including Service & Repairs, Sound Vision and Lighting Production, Installations and an award winning Sales department with a comprehensive showroom & demo facility. The result is BSG, now recognised as one of the premier providers to the entertainment industry within Brisbane and South East Queensland.


(UQ) BioNanoVR

Thurecht Group’s BioNanoVR is a virtual reality platform that represents 3D and 4D datasets in an interactive way that allows exploring the data by multiple users in real time.
This project is a collaborative effort between the University of Queensland (Centre for Advanced Imaging and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology) and the University of New South Wales. The technology was developed as a research tool under the ARC Centre for Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology.


Pitta Pitta Platters

Pitta Patta Platters is a start-up catering business, which has just celebrated its first year in business! Cakes, cupcakes, cookies and platters are what we do best. Our director, Lili Wackwitz, is a current UQ student and avid baker and lover of food. In the past year, she has turned her hobby into a thriving small business and shared her skills throughout Brisbane at private and corporate events as well as within the UQ community. Pitta Patta Platters is very proud to be partnering with and supporting TEDxUQ. 




NewVote is making true democracy easier by putting it in everyone’s hands. We’ve built a democracy institute and app in response to the lowest levels of trust in government (as an institution) and confidence in democracy (as the best form of government) in recorded history. The app features wikis, tools for direct and deliberative (well-informed and reflective) democracy, crowdsourcing, multi-featured data and a policy-comparison tool. Our aim is to enable inclusive, informed, transparent and secure collective decision-making — to increase both the amount and the quality of public engagement — in efficient and adaptable ways.



Print On Demand UQ (POD)

Founded in 2002, POD have been providing students and lecturers of The University of Queensland with an easy and efficient printing service. POD aims to provide high quality printing services right on campus. From daily lecture notes to bound course books and thesis printing, we cater for everyone! Visit our Facebook page or come to one of our two locations at the St Lucia campus to find out what specials we may have on offer! We are located at the back of the School Locker Bookshop and in Duhig Tower on Level 2.

If you are interested in partnering with TEDxUQ, please contact [email protected]