About us

The Institute for Future Environments brings together research, industry, government and community to create real-world impact and develop innovations that create sustainable futures for our environment, society and economy.

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Our research centres

Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

The Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy delivers profitable, sustainable and resilient agricultural and bioeconomy technologies and systems.

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Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

The Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices develops innovative and sustainable clean energy generation, distribution and usage solutions for Australia and beyond.

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Centre for a Waste-Free World

The Centre for a Waste-Free World develops technologies and processes to innovate the social, environmental and economic role of waste and transform it into valuable circular commodities.

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Centre for the Environment

The Centre for the Environment brings research, government, industry and community together to create real-world solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges.

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Our research facilities

We manage a diverse range of world-class facilities to support research, teaching and learning and enable real-world results. Our expertise encompasses the latest in digital technologies, industrial engineering and scientific analysis.

Central Analytical Research Facility

The Central Analytical Research Facility provides specialist equipment and expert scientists to help you carry out analytical research.

Research Engineering Facility

The Research Engineering Facility provides cutting-edge research engineering and technology services including drones, aviation, robotics and autonomous systems.

Visualisation and eResearch

The Visualisation and eResearch group develops advanced visualisation environments and high-performance interaction design systems.

Digital Observatory

The Digital Observatory provides state-of-the-art research infrastructure and expertise for tracking, collecting and analysing dynamic digital data.

Biorefining Research Facility

The Biorefining Research Facility develops innovative products and processes to build a sustainable and profitable biorefining industry in Australia.

Samford Ecological Research Facility

The Samford Ecological Research Facility is a living laboratory for ecological research and educational experiences for researchers, students and visitors.

News

13 Aug 2020

New virus-filtering mask material to be fast-tracked to market

A new company, CelluAir, will bring the world-first, virus-filtering mask material made from agriculture waste to market. The material was developed by QUT process engineer Dr Thomas Rainey and his research team.

10 Aug 2020

Science in Focus Competition: entries now open

The QUT Science in Focus Competition is back again, showcasing the most beautiful, unexpected and complex images of important QUT scientific research.

Events

26 Aug 2020

Spark Program

The QUT Spark Program is aimed to inspire, activate and engage current QUT students, staff and alumni in the colourful world of entrepreneurship. 

20 Jul 2020

QUT Entrepreneurship's Online Pitchmasters

Just like Toastmasters only better! This ongoing fortnightly workshop will focus on the practice of pitching and develop participants' public speaking and communication skills. 

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Institute for Future Environments

Level 6, P Block
Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

Postal address

Institute for Future Environments
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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