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Apply for Qld’s IET Innovator in Residence program

Monday, July 17 2017

World-class thinkers from Australia and beyond are being encouraged to apply for Queensland’s new International Education and Training Industry Innovator in Residence program.

The program will fund innovators to spend one to six months working with TIQ’s International Education and Training Unit on a project that will contribute innovative ideas or address policy challenges to support Queensland’s international education and training sector.

Innovators will devise their own projects, which must meet the objectives of the International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016–2026. Projects must also be significant, relevant, and have the capacity to transform IET in Queensland.

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt said Queensland was a leader in international education and training, and urged IET innovators from around the world to apply.

‘We’re looking for the best and brightest minds in international education,’ he said.

‘Trade and Investment Queensland wants industry leaders with out-of-the-box ideas to make Queensland the number one destination in the world for students.’

Up to three industry innovators will be appointed each year, with each expected to work primarily (but not exclusively) on location in Queensland.
Project payments will compensate successful innovators or contribute to the cost of their salary and/or project fees. Reasonable travel costs may also be covered, with project funding decided on a case-by-case basis.

Expressions of interest are due by 15 August. Shortlisted applicants will then give a 10-minute pitch by video conference, with the first innovators announced in September and projects starting in October.


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