Catapult – launching transdisciplinary research for industry impact

QUT’s Institute for Future Environments introduced the Catapult research funding program to help support short term, higher risk transdisciplinary research projects that deliver industry outcomes.

All QUT academic staff and QUT doctoral alumni are eligible to apply.

Catapult funding is aimed at enhancing the technology readiness levels of transdisciplinary research ideas – ensuring QUT’s research is able to move along the continuum from creative discovery and successful application… through to adopted innovation by our end user partners in industry and government.

It’s launch time: find out how to apply.

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The Cube Artist in Residence Program – call for EOIs

Are you a professional working in visual art, interactive design, science communication, digital storytelling, software engineering, data visualisation or games design?

Do you want to push the boundaries of your practice and develop an innovative project on one of the world’s largest interactive display spaces?

If answered ‘yes’ to the above – it is time to start your application for The Cube’s 2018 Artist in Residence program!

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A Room for Research – Paper Performance Presentation by Marit Ulvund

“Who am I as a researcher, female writer, theatre practitioner, and may I be all three at the same time? Can I research my own identity and perform my findings with credibility?”

Virginia Woolf once wrote: The human frame being what it is, heart, body, and brain all mixed together, and not contained in separate compartments as they will be no doubt in another million years, a good dinner is of great importance to good talk (Woolf.1928:21).

In this paper performance, 2013 QUT PhD alumnus Marit Ulvund will explore and perform her role as a female performative, writing and researching subject. The performance is based on her reflections from the last 10 years gathered in a document called Thoughts, and which is free writings related to her PhD process, herself, and later work. Moreover, it refers to performances and other texts in papers, articles, and with reference to other writers.

Music composed and played by Stein Helge Solstad (guitar).

Event details:
Tue. 15 May 2018, 1pm – 3pm
QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Room Z9-321, Building Z9
corner Musk Avenue and Gona Parade

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QUT bluebox Robotics Accelerator Information Session

Find out about the what the 2018 QUT bluebox Robotics Accelerator offers, what opportunities are available, and what software you can use.

Open to all Queensland residents, the QUT bluebox Robotics accelerator is a 3 month intensive startup development program designed to assist new robotics ventures in accelerating their entry into the marketplace.

 

 

THE ACCELERATOR WILL GIVE YOU ACCESS TO:

  • world class robotics experts and connections
  • highly experienced industry mentors
  • cutting edge entrepreneurship education
  • $15,000 in funding Winning teams will receive opportunity to fly to Japan/U.S

Event details:
Tuesday 1 May, 5:30pm-6:30pm
QUT Gardens Point Campus
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IFE Grand Challenge Lecture Series: Wayne Denning from Carbon Creative

Wayne DenningWayne Denning, a proud Birri Gubba man and QUT alumni, left a successful career in Federal Government to form Carbon Creative, a full service creative agency with a difference. Determined to give a positive voice to Indigenous Australians, Wayne set about creating innovative, engaging design and strategy for children’s television and the corporate arena and hasn’t looked back.

Join us on on Friday 4 May at 4.00pm as Wayne delivers an IFE Grand Challenge Lecture. His topic is: Provoking intergenerational change – empowering a generation to close their own gap. To find out more and register, go to our Eventbrite listing.

All Grand Challenge Lectures are free and open to the public. You can attend in person at the Kindler Theatre (GP-P421) in P Block on QUT’s Gardens Point campus or watch via livestream.

 

Emerging Technologies for the Future of Business and Finance

Join a panel of industry experts for an informative and stimulating discussion on emerging technologies and trends shaping the business and finance sectors.

You can gain insights on the future of work driven by automation and robotics, real-world uses of blockchain, and new ways to approach critical challenges and disruptions. You will also meet like-minded professionals, mentors and network.

The panel discussion will feature four engaging industry speakers including Anthony Kuhlmann, Mentor at Little Tokyo Two; Louise Mercer, Everledger; Thomas Carlsen, McKinsey & Company; and Danielle Duell, Founder and CEO of People with Purpose.

Event details:
Thursday 24 May, 5:30pm for a 6pm start to 7:30pm
followed by networking and refreshments. $39

OJ Wordsworth Room, QUT Gardens Point Campus.

Please RSVP by 21 May. Booking is essential, as places are limited. QUT alumni and friends are welcomed.

How to Think Strategically and Be Agile in a Fast Changing World

The workshop is centred around helping you, whether a startup founder, business manager, or otherwise, to think strategically and act with agility in an environment characterised by unprecedented technological and social change.

Led by a strategist in the technology space, Jordan Duffy (a young entrepreneur and partner of Buckham and Duffy), this workshop draws on: design thinking principles; agile methodology; evolution; and strategic management. 

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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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Do you know what you want to do now you’ve graduated?

Do you have a plan to get there?

Do you know how to sell your skills and experience to a potential employer?

If these questions sent a chill down your spine, don’t worry! QUT offers free career support to doctoral candidates and graduates to help you in finding and securing the right career for you. Take a look at our support services below:

Online support and resources: Resources specifically tailored to HDR candidates are available on the QUT student site.

Drop in sessions: Drop in sessions specifically for doctoral graduates run at both Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses in HiQ.

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