Grand Challenge Lecture: Harvesting Passion

In this Grand Challenge Lecture, CEO and Founder of OzHarvest Ronni Kahn will share how she has navigated and built bridges with naysayers, politicians, people in need, business leaders and a growing philanthropic enterprise in order to nourish countries and transform lives by tackling the global issue of food waste.

Event details:
Thursday 1 November, 4:00-5:15pm, followed by light refreshments
QUT Gardens Point Campus, Z Block, Level 4, Lecture Theatre Z-401
Free event
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QUT Foundry Showcase Event

Come along to the foundry’s Pitch ‘n Party: an evening of celebration, connection and competition!

Program teaser:

Raw Ideas
Raw Ideas is a competition for fresh ideas from members of the QUT community to be pitched for prizes including $500 and incubation.

If you’ve got a new idea you want to get launched, pitch it for feedback and a chance to win! You can sign up here now or see if there’s a spot left on the night.

Battle of the Brands
Established startup brands hailing from QUT’s entrepreneurship ecosystem will compete in an unconventional challenge which promises to entertain you.

Event details:
Thursday October 18
5:00pm-8:00pm
QUT foundry, D block, room 214, QUT Gardens Point Campus
REGISTER. Free event.

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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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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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