“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.

At the startup weekend, participants will have access to the ARC Hardware Incubator maker space and mentors to make things for the real world. You’ll also have an opportunity to pitch to attract talent to work with you in developing your solution.

Sound good? Submit your idea or problem to be solved here (in confidence) by 12PM midday May 10. You may also wish to come to practice your pitch, or seek feedback at QUT foundry’s upcoming Brunch ‘N’ Pitches on May 9.

We”ll pick the best ideas/problems and notify winners accordingly by Friday morning, May 11. Judges decision will be final. We will not publish details of the winning idea(s)/ problem(s), since you may want to keep details confidential (in case you want to file an application for a patent or design). QUT foundry does not claim any ownership of IP in any ideas/submissions. We also recommend you learn more about Intellectual Property (IP), and IP rights, relevant to new products, including patents for new inventions/innovations & registered designs for new and distinctive appearances of products (or parts thereof), including to sort ownership and protection of IP and avoid infringement of others’ rights, and have listed some tips to get started on our submission form.

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