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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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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IFE Grand Challenge Lecture Series: great minds, big ideas, endless possibilities

Several grand challenges confront humanity in the 21st century, from feeding the world’s booming population to managing scarce natural resources and reducing our carbon footprint. The Grand Challenge Lecture Series presented by the Institute for Future Environments (IFE) explores these and other challenges and the possible solutions to them.

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia, will deliver an IFE Grand Challenge Lecture on Friday 6 April

Join us on Friday 6 April at 4.00pm as we hear from Mr Bill Ferris AC, the Chair of Innovation and Science Australia (ISA). Mr Ferris will discuss ISA’s strategic plan for Australia to thrive in the global innovation race.

Learn more and register for this IFE Grand Challenge Lecture: Innovation Must Become the Core of National Priority Settings.

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.

 

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