The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) will hold the annual Innovation and Excellence Day at its Pullenvale headquarters tomorrow.
This year’s event will be themed “Ideas with Impact” and will explore research and industry engagement opportunities that will benefit both Queensland and Australia over the next decade.
According to QCAT executive manager Mike McWilliams, guests will gain an overview of some of the exciting research and development taking place at the Centre.
“QCAT has evolved into an advanced precinct where research critical to the future of Australia is being conducted on a daily basis,” he said.
“Innovation and Excellence Day allows stakeholders from research institutions, government and industry to foster partnerships in Queensland and across the country.”
Former Queensland Premier Mike Ahern will deliver the opening address and several CSIRO scientists will make presentations during the event.
Dr Michael Glinsky, the recently appointed science leader of the CSIRO’s Earth Science and Resource Engineering Division will outline the new projects carried out by that group.
QCAT’s Dr Cameron Huddlestone-Holmes will discuss research into accelerating the deployment of commercial-scale geothermal energy in Australia.
The research leader of CSIRO Coal Utilisation, Dr David Harris, will outline current research into the development and deployment of low-emission coal-based power generation.
Dr Michael Bosse, from CSIRO’s ICT Centre, will present key developments in simultaneous localisation and mapping using mobile laser systems.
According to the Centre, this technology is critical to the development of autonomous vehicles.
Stephen O’Dowd will discuss how CSIRO SME Engagement will help small to medium enterprises find solutions to their technical issues.
He will also identify potential commercial partners for CSIRO’s research products.
The sessions will be recorded and DVDs of the day’s sessions will be available for those who are not able to attend.