QUT Hosts First Intergenerational Challenge, Harnessing Diversity for Problem-Solving

This week QUT hosted InCahoots: Australia’s first intergenerational innovation challenge, harnessing cross-generational thinking to solve significant real world challenges.

The pilot event, co-created by QUT foundry & QUT IFE, catalysed cross-generational (and cross-sector) collaboration.

Participants let their passion for solving a particular problem, rather than their age or qualifications, guide their teaming.

After several hours, all nine teams showed their capacity to be creative and develop and pitch business opportunities for profit and positive impact.

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Seeing Business Opportunities in the Changing Environment

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, the leading hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and small business research in Australia, along with QUT foundry, an innovation and startup hub at QUT, invite you to the free breakfast seminar:

“How to Understand Different Changes in the Business Environment & Their Potential to Trigger, Shape & Enhance Business Opportunities”.

Hear from experts in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, design, hardware, robotics and health. Please register now to secure your place.

Event details:
Friday 1 June, 7am Breakfast, 7:30am Talks.
QUT Gardens Point Campus, Gibson Room, Level 10 Z Block.
FREE
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“Make it For the Real World” – enter the QUT foundry Challenge

 

QUT foundry “Make it For the Real World” Challenge | Apply by May 10 (12PM)

Submit the Best Idea, Problem to be Solved, or Proposed Solution, to be Made and
you could win free tickets to Australia’s 1st Hardware Startup Weekend, May 11-13.

Got a great idea, problem to solve, or proposed solution, which needs to be made for the real world (e.g., as a physical prototype or minimum viable product (MVP)) using maker space resources? Or would you if you had (free) access to a maker space with tools, equipment (e.g., 3D printers, laser cutters), materials & mentors to make it?

QUT foundry wants to see great ideas & important problems solved, including by helping inventors and problem solvers to create a physical prototype or minimum viable product for the real world.  That’s why we’re offering free tickets to Australia’s First Hardware Startup Weekend, in Brisbane May 11-13, for the best ideas/problems submitted to us by May 10.

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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
RSVP

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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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Events to inspire, enable and connect

  


QUT foundry is here to help inspire, connect, and enable QUT connected students, staff, researchers, graduates and alumni to solve problems, shape opportunities, leverage technologies, and realise ideas and dreams to start, build and scale businesses and social enterprises, for economic and positive impact.

Here are some must-attend events coming up, plus new opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs:

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