Past events

2014 program and gallery

Science Celebration: In November, more than 150 MPs, scientists, researchers and business executives joined us at QUT's Science and Engineering Centre for the end of year celebration. The event - which featured 9 speakers - included the opening of the next round of the Queensland-Smithsonian and Queensland-Cooper Hewitt Fellowship Programs, and presentations to the Queensland Science Champions and Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award winners.

Hot topic briefing – The role of science, research and technology in lifting Australian productivity:  The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) recently produced a report on 'The role of science, research and technology in lifting Australian productivity'. In September, two of the report's authors – Professor Mark Dodgson, Director of the Technology and Innovation Management Centre at the UQ Business School and Dr Bob Frater, Vice President for Innovation with ResMed (an Australian founded US$6.5 billion medical devices company) – presented the report’s key findings, and discussed the nexus between innovation and research and development and the vital roles they play. Approximately 60 representatives from Queensland's science, research and innovation community and 17 MPs joined the discussion.

2013 program and gallery

Science and Innovation Celebration: In November, QUT's Science and Engineering Centre hosted the celebration, which again featured the presentation of the Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, and presentations from all 10 recipients.

Hot Topic Briefing - Queensland Science: To help give MPs an '‘in a nutshell' overview of some stand out Queensland research projects, during National Science Week 10 of Queensland’s top male scientists delivered '‘elevator pitch' presentations on biosecurity, marine conservation, pharmaceutical advances, road safety, agricultural production, and macroalgal biofuels. All projects which will be instrumental in tackling the future challenges we face.

Photos courtesy of Taylor Made Photography Inc.

2012 program and gallery

Science and Innovation Celebration: Held in November, the celebration hosted around 200 MPs, scientists, researchers, educators and business leaders. The event featured the presentation of the 2012 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards and the Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships. This year’s event went offsite to the Queensland Museum, to form part of the Museum’s 150th birthday celebrations.

Science and Innovation Celebration

Photos courtesy of Lyle Radford Freelance Photography

2011 program and gallery

Premier's Science and Innovation Reception: Held in November, the reception hosted around 500 MPs and members of Queensland's science, research, commercialisation, education and innovation communities. The reception included presentation of the 2011 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards and the Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships.

Hot Topic Briefing – Understanding Floods: More than 60 MPs, students and members of the science, industry and technology communities attended this briefing in November 2011. The audience heard from three experts, Professor Roger Stone (Central Queensland University), Toby McGrath (Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd) and Tony McAllister (BMT WBM), as they drew from the recent report Understanding Floods: Questions & Answers to discuss in practical terms what weather we will face this summer, the impacts of floods and what the Government can do to do to better equip Queensland for future flooding.

Premier's Science and Innovation Reception