Seminar: Innovations in Engineering - The Executive Dean Student Engagement Series
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- Engage with three UQ Engineering graduates whose great ideas are changing business and changing the world. This is a great opportunity to have lunch on the Faculty whilst hearing some interesting and very different perspectives on engineering innovation and entrepreneurialism. David, Jim and Lachlan will share their thoughts on what it takes to succeed in building a world-class business from a great idea.
-David Noon is an Electrical Engineering graduate who co-founded Groundprobe from microwave technology developed at UQ. His award winning business now operates across the world, providing slope stability information that makes mining more profitable and is making a direct contribution to saving lives through safer mining
-Jim Noort is a Mechanical Engineering graduate who founded Viking Rentals (“Dunnies with Dignity!”). Viking Rentals was founded on the simple idea that using a portable toilet should not be an unpleasant experience and his company aims to make a visit to portable toilets as dignified as possibe
-Lachlan Broadfoot is a Minerals Processing Engineering graduate who resigned from Rio Tinto to start Salva Resources, a mining consultancy that provides technical expertise at mining sites and on exploration projects. Salva Resources came ninth in the 2011 BRW Magazine Fast 100, which ranks Australia’s fastest growing, public and private, small and medium businesses
Come and enjoy a free lunch hour on the Faculty and hear from these UQ Engineers on what it’s taken them to succeed, listen to the challenges they’ve faced along the way and discover some tips and hints for yourself in your career. We hope to see you there!
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