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JCU 2018 Technology Design Sprint

In october 2018, James Cook University held its third annual technology design sprint, with 350 Townsville students and 30 industry partners from across Australia participating in the leading edge, academic event. Based on a Google model and initiated by JCU’s Associate Professor and Head of Information Technology, Trina Myers in 2015; the Australian first, curriculum-based […]

A Natural Investment

Our unparalleled biodiversity and abundance of creepy crawlies makes North Queensland the perfect backdrop for the first regional biotech startup out of James Cook University to hook into their groundbreaking research program targeting autoimmune diseases. Introducing a bloodsucking organism into our body to combat an attack on our immune system. Sounds like the plot of […]

Queensland the Analog State

Queensland has long been wildly successful at producing and exporting primary resources to the world. But when it comes to technology, consumption far outweighs production. The technology sector has become the backbone of every other business segment and is absorbing revenue and jobs from traditional industries at an exponential rate. Queensland farms and mines are […]

Industry 4.0

Most of us would agree, with the proposition that technology has and will continue to have a transformational impact on society. While many of the effects of technology today are overwhelming positive and have improved our quality of life and have economic stability, there is growing concern about the disruptive impact of emerging technologies. Developments […]

Touch of Technology and a Pinch of Pepper

Townsville Hospital is offering an innovative approach to patient care with the addition of ‘Pepper’ the robot to their staff roster over the course of the next few months. It’s a pioneering project for our region’s major health hub, as the first hospital in Australia to trial the machine with social abilities, whose number one […]

Not so Secret Code

The Regional Australia Institute has predicted that one in two jobs in Australia is expected to require high-level programming and IT skills within 15 years. Yes, half of all future jobs. Australian kids seem to be fitting this trend, now spending more time online than they are in front of the television. So, it makes sense, […]

Stephen Phillips: Engineered For Success

Rolling Stone magazine, not the place you’d expect to find the story of a software engineer who grew up on a horse stud outside Charters Towers, and yet this is exactly where Stephen Phillips found himself. This begs the question – how did this software engineer from regional North Queensland get his story in one […]

DEVeloping Networks

As we dart into the technological age at breakneck speed, the number of career and casual tech-savvy people increases – so it only makes sense that these dexterous individuals are creating their own networking communities, including one right here in North Queensland. DevNQ is a community of software developers, programmers, designers, project managers and other […]

Full STEM Ahead

Townsville STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Hub was founded following Sarah Chapman’s attendance at the Prime Minister’s Science Prize Award Ceremony in 2013. Being in Canberra and meeting so many influential people, Sarah saw an opportunity to promote and advocate for our region. “I spoke to as many politicians, STEM experts and communicators as […]

Profile: Tristan Fivas

A HUB FOR CREATIVES, THINKERS, DOERS, CHANGE MAKERS AND INVESTORS IN OUR REGION, INQ IS FOSTERING THE FORCE OF OUR YOUNG LOCAL INNOVATORS. THIS ISSUE WE SPEAK WITH INQ MEMBER TRISTAN FIVAZ ABOUT HIS IDEAS AND THOUGHT PROCESS FOR HIS INVENTION ‘MAIL SENSOR’. Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Tristan Fivaz, I’m […]