Institute for Future

Institute for Future Environments


The Institute for Future Environments (IFE) studies how our natural, built and virtual environments interact, change and converge, to find ways to make them more sustainable, secure and resilient.

Through our partnerships with national and international industry, government and community organisations, our research has a lasting impact on the real world.


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Will this Aussie robot be Amazon’s ‘pick’ of the bunch?

24-07-2017 It’s the competition that could save billions in logistics – and QUT’s custom-built robot may...

QUT develops golden bananas high in pro-vitamin A

07-07-2017 World-first QUT research that has produced a golden-orange fleshed banana, rich in pro-vitamin A, has been...

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QUT Public Lecture: The Delicate Tension of Digital Technology @ GP

28-07-2017 The digital age is not only on everyone’s mind in society, industry and politics but also...

Grand Challenge Lecture: Going for the Higher Fruit - Universities Post Peak Public Funding @ GP

11-08-2017 The metaphor of a crossroads has been used several times in higher education, here and in...

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