Ranked in the top 10% of incubators and accelerators globally, QUT bluebox provides access to high-tech facilities including high-end engineering/design fabrication workshops, rapid prototyping space, automation/robotics, co-working space and meetup space to support multiple startups.
Based alongside Brisbane’s CBD, QUT has a range of high-tech educational, research and commercial areas, including one of the world's largest interactive digital display systems, a range of tech startups including serious games company Bondi Labs, and the PwC QUT Digital Economy team led by former Silicon Valley SAP Senior Director, Marek Kowalkiewicz. Also co-located is the Australian R&D Centre for Aerospace Automation and the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, which is home to a range of high-tech teams in agricultural, medical and drone robotics; as well as the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, which is home to Johnson & Johnson’s Innovation Partnering Office.
QUT bluebox is alongside the cutting edge of innovation with QUT’s approximate 10,000 staff, in a community of new talent and millennials with QUT’s approximate 50,000 students, and with a professional network of major industry partners and QUT’s approximate 250,000 alumni, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to customise connections according to needs.
The bluebox accelerator program is led by an international ambassador for Silicon Valley based hardware accelerator Highway1/PCH and robotics startup initiative Robot Launch/RoboHub/Silicon Valley Robotics.
The program is backed by the program delivery team, including a Hardware Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Digital Marketing Specialist and a Program Coordinator, as well as a team of executives and commercial managers with technical and commercial experience across innovation, intellectual property, law, accounting and international market development.
Centrally located and surrounded by the Brisbane River, green spaces and lifestyle precincts, including South Bank and the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, QUT offers a convenient range of health and fitness, social dining, and cultural experiences.