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:

Do You Have An Idea Worth Spreading? TEDxQUT is Seeking Ideas & Speakers! | Apply by April 15 | TEDxQUT is happening September 15, with ticket applications open mid-April. If you have an original & innovative idea you’re passionate about sharing & presenting, submit an application to be considered! Speaking experience is not mandatory. What they’re looking for is: innovation (novel ideas); passion & credibility; diversity; & commitment (to rehearsal & coaching).

Innovative Solutions Sought to Optimise Medication Use in ED: $250K for Feasibility & $500K for Proof of Concept | Applications Due May 29 | Info Session April 18 |  Advance Queensland is seeking “innovative solutions to optimise medication use in emergency departments by accelerating the uptake of new health & medical knowledge into sustained changes in clinical practice”, with funding to help develop & test select concepts. Learn more &/or find collaborators.

Learn a Developmental Pathway to Become a GradPreneur | April 18 from 5pm | Register | There’s excitement about startups but also an increasing impetus for students to become more entrepreneurial, to be more effective in a dynamic world & better prepared to take advantage of opportunities post-graduation. This QUT Enterprise workshop, presented by Dr Colin Jones, will smash myths & offer a developmental pathway for all students towards becoming a GradPreneur.

Lessons in Startup Community Building from the USA (Boulder, Denver & Silicon Valley) | April 19 from 5:30PM Register | Hear from a panel of Community Managers back in Australia from the Startup Catalyst mission to the USA. They’ll share insights from an intensive week in thriving startup ecosystems, visiting accelerators, investors, workshops & more, plus tips for going global & US entry.

Digging Data | April 24 from 5:30-8pm | Register | If you’d like to learn how to work (better) with data to gain insights, see opportunities & innovate, this event is for you. Welcoming all skill levels, from beginners onwards, including early career researchers interested in health and innovation from a diversity of disciplines.

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