The speakers who participated in the Community Science Forum. Photo Contributed
The speakers who participated in the Community Science Forum. Photo Contributed Contributed

Community Science Forum all about focusing on innovation

MORE than 60 people ranging from high school students, university students and local businesses attended the Community Science Forum at CQUniversity today.

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the event, titled Design Your Future, was a success and showcased local people and leaders within the community who had turned their skills and innovative ideas into successful businesses.

"What really stood out was the level of innovation," Mr Pitt said.

"It was an opportunity for people, especially our high school students, to see a future of gaining a work or a job."

Among the speakers were Run4 owner Dr Henry Thomas, CQUniversity engineering lecturer Doctor Benjamin Taylor and former mayor and Best Practice Software chief relationship officer Lorraine Pyefinch.

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews was a guest speaker at the forum and spoke about the Federal Government's efforts to bolster science, research and innovation.

"We're establishing Industry Growth Centres and supporting our entrepreneurs through our Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda," she said.

CQUniversity Associate Vice Chancellor Andrew Bridges said the forum was also an opportunity for locals to learn about some of the exciting projects CQUniversity's lecturers and researchers have been working on and how they're being applied.



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