Interactive Industry and Innovation Maps

The Department of Industry, Innovation & Science has developed two nifty interactive maps which enable you to find industry and innovation data for Australian regions.

The Innovation Map gives you an insight into innovation and business activities across Australia (Research and Development expenditure and new business creation, for instance), and the Industry Map allows you to look up key statistics such as business counts and industry employment data per region and per industry.

Very useful tools for identifying developments and emerging trends in your field, and areas where innovation and industry employment opportunities may be highest.

Read more about the maps and try them out.

Grand Challenge Lecture: can we eliminate human error from the road system?

Speaker Professor Hugh Bradlow, President, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Every year about 1300 people die on Australian roads and about 45,000 receive injuries sufficiently serious to warrant hospitalisation (about 11 per cent of emergency room admissions). According to US statistics, 94 per cent of road accidents are caused by human error.

Emerging technology creates the possibility of a fully autonomous road system where no human is involved in the control of a vehicle. This would not only save thousands of lives and reduce the burden on the health system, but would eliminate congestion and avoid the need to build new roads. It is likely to be the single biggest urban transformation we witness in the first half of the 21st century.

Besides explaining the impact of an autonomous transport system, Professor Bradlow will demystify the emerging technologies that make this transition possible: the synthesis of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous systems, 5G mobile networks and centimetre-accuracy mapping systems.

Finally, he will consider the implications to the economy in terms of the factors described above as well as employment and industry disruption.

Event details:
Friday 27 July, 4pm – 5:15pm
The Kindler Theatre, Level 4 P Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus.
Free event. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Making Innovation Happen – Tales from the Coalface with Luisa Guthrie

You are invited to the ‘Making Innovation Happen’ seminar and networking event as part of the BridgeTech Occasional Seminar Series.

The BridgeTech Program specialises in the commercialisation of medical technology including medical devices and diagnostics. The BridgeTech Program is convened and administered by QUT and involves a consortium of partners including medical technology companies, universities and industry associations. 

Event details:
Tuesday July 10, 2-3pm followed by an opportunity to network.
IHBI, 60 Musk Avenue, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
RSVP via Eventbrite
Please contact bridgetech.program@qut.edu.au with any queries.

About the presenter:
With over 35 years in the pharmaceutical and bioscience industries, Lusia Guthrie is an experienced executive and medtech entrepreneur, with strong leadership skills and international industry networks.

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Artist Researcher at Work Professional Development and Publication Series

This Professional Development and Publication Series, presented by the QUT Creative Lab, will commence on Friday 15 June and run until Friday 20 July. This is a series of professional development seminars, followed by ‘Shut Up and Write’ sessions, for aspiring, emerging, or established researchers who would like to take concrete steps to bolster their research profile.

Read the program (PDF, 740KB).

Register for the Shut up & Write sessions.

No registration required to attend the professional development seminars. All aspiring and emerging researchers (including QUT doctoral alumni) and established researchers are welcome.

Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

The Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme invites applications from high-calibre early career researchers. Both non-residents and Australian citizens/residents may apply.

Up to eight Fellowships may be awarded in 2018, with one Fellowship designated for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher. Fellowships are for two years.

Access application forms and guidelines for the 2018 round from the Griffith University Internal grants page.

Applications Open: 2 May 2018

Applications due: 27 June 2018

Referee reports due: 6 July 2018

Outcomes expected: October 2018

Participate in the worldwide study on research stays abroad

Why are doctoral students and postdocs interested in conducting research abroad?

What information needs do they have when going abroad?

What influences their decision for a host country and institution?

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and “Research in Germany” isconducting a worldwide online survey to answer these questions.

Are you currently pursuing or planning a doctorate or postdoc? Then we invite you to participate in the survey. With your help, we can further improve the services and assistance available to international researchers. Click here to complete the 15 minute survey.

The new Quick Find is ready for you to start searching

There is a new and improved Quick Find search available for you to search for articles and books, as well as items located in the Library. Check out some of the new features and improvements. See what has changed:

  • Request PDF scans of hardcopy material of articles and chapters
  • New look My loans and holds: So user friendly!
  • New filters: Limit to hardcopy books
  • My Favourites: Permanently save your favourite books, articles and searches.
  • Find related articles: Enhanced to include cited and citing articles
  • New Browse items search: By subject, title or author
  • New Find a journal search: Browse to the online volume, issue and article.

More information and help is here. Your feedback and suggestions on the new Quick Find are welcome!

Minds & Hearts – Fulbright publication

Minds & Hearts is the flagship publication of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, featuring news and announcements, as well as stories, articles, and creative works from Fulbright Scholars and Alumni.

You can read it for free via the Fulbright website.

This month’s journal throws the spotlight on STEM, looking at ripples in the fabric of spacetime; computers that function via quantum mechanical principles; virtual reality in the classroom; haptic feedback technology to assist motor impairment and much more. Enjoy reading!

Want to know more about the Fulbright Commission and Program?

 

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Green Talents Competition

Are you an up-and-coming researcher with innovative ideas? Does your research have a strong focus on sustainable development? Do you want to attend an international Science Forum in Germany to exchange your innovative green ideas with sustainability experts? The Green Talents Competition is open to emerging researchers from all disciplines. Apply by May 23, 2pm CEST.

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Research Data Science Winter School – Brisbane

The Australian Academy of Science, in association with Software Carpentry, CODATA and RDA, would like to invite EMCRs from various disciplines to apply to participate in the Research Data Science Winter School in Brisbane on 12-15 June 2018.

The winter school is aimed at EMCRs who already have experience collecting and analysing data, but are looking to take their data skills to the next level and become more effective using data for their research.

Read more information on their website.