Work with transdisciplinary teams of graduate researchers in a 5 day design sprint to develop and test new ideas to solve your big picture problems.

Got a problem you want solved?

We’re looking for organisations that would benefit from having small transdisciplinary teams of graduate research (PhD & MPhil) students working on their big problem in a week long intensive design sprint.

Contact gred@qut.edu.au to register your interest.

How it works

You will

  • work with us to scope the problem and co-design the experience
  • present the problem to the teams
  • be available at set times throughout the week for check-ins with the teams and facilitators
  • attend a final presentation of the proposed solutions and receive a report.

We will provide

  • a team of graduate research students (PhD & MPhil) to work on your problem
  • sprint facilitators
  • assistance in tailoring the problem scope for the experience.

The benefits for you are numerous

  • The opportunity to fill skills gaps in your industry.
  • Valuable access to new research talent.
  • Flexibility to design standalone projects, or work within bigger projects.
  • Fast turnaround and accelerated innovation.
  • Scope and refine a current business problem.

Students benefit from the experience too

  • Solving real-world industry problems to improve their education experience.
  • Turn their research skills into practice on an industry problem.
  • Understand themselves in relation to their career development, academic studies and transition to employment
  • Build their workforce preparation, adaptability and soft skills.
  • Create industry networks, enhancing their CV and increase their employability.

Our students come prepared

Our Graduate Research Education and Development framework equips our students with real-world skills and learning outcomes throughout their research journey, helping prepare them for their lives after graduation.

  • A preparation module on design thinking, transdisciplinarity and design sprints.
  • Transferable skills through the Graduate Research Education and Development framework.
  • Career education and support.

Contact us

Get in touch if you've got questions about our graduate research education program.

For enquiries about our Graduate Research Education and Development (GRE+D) program, email gred@qut.edu.au

For enquiries about graduate research industry engagement, email hdr.intern@qut.edu.au